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Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

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In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks—magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans and ultimately the planet.

From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by HarperOne
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Ellen Gail
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Months after finishing Emperors of the Deep, I'm still debating between two and three stars. Time brings clarity to many things, but apparently my reading opinions can be immune.



So. I LOVE sharks. I love crazy, man-eating, fictional sharks (Jaws, Bait, Meg) And I love real life, majestic, endangered sharks. They're just really freaking cool. I will admit, I was totally scared of them as a kid. But I was scared of a lot of things in my early single digit years - sharks, snakes, balloons, the vacu
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David Wineberg
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is quite remarkable that in 2019 we still don’t know much about sharks. We know little of their mating habits, their territories, their abilities,their lifespans, their value in ecology and in dollar/ecotourism terms. William McKeever goes a long way to filling in the gaps in Emperors of the Deep.

There are about 400 species of shark left that we haven’t totally obliterated. At 400-600 million years, sharks are among the oldest survivors. They have come in a literally unbelievable variety of s
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Kristin
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
A fascinating rundown on the biology and nature of sharks that gets overwhelmed by its conservationist message.

Some chapters break down the history and of biology individual species into interesting tidbits and others focus on recent discoveries about shark behavior-- these supposed loners are actually pretty social and will even teach their buddies where to find food. The dangers to sharks caused by over fishing, long-line fishing, shark-fin soup, and trophy fishing are brutally detailed and th
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Jeimy
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This eye-opening book explains how fishing is threatening this keystone species. It also offers a harrowing look at some commercial fishing practices. A must read.
Terry Enright
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The problem with this book is that it requires the reader to pull their head out of the sand. It's tough to read about the devastation of many Shark species. It may even be worse to read man's inhumanity to man. There's reading for enjoyment, and there's reading to inform oneself. unfortunately the two don't cross paths in this book. But, truth be told, they shouldn't cross paths when discussing a book, that talks of not only the cruel mistreatment of Sharks, but of Human Beings as well. I lear ...more
Namrata
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Love anything about animals. Can't wait to get my hands on this!
Foggygirl
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent

Great read about one of the most fascinating animals in the ocean and their struggles to survive in the anthropocene.
Amy
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Very informative and thought provoking.
An enjoyable journey into the sharks world.
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