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

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

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 con In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and corr...

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Title:Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians
Author:William McKeever
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062880322
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

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

  • Todd Martin
    Oct 20, 2019
    Sharks kill an average of four people per year, while people kill an average of one hundred million sharks (you read that right ? 4 vs 100,000,000). They are killed for sport, for their fins (to make soup) and as by-catch by long line trawlers. According to the International Unio...
  • Will Byrnes
    Jul 31, 2019
    ...the sensors jammed into a mako?s head resemble the cockpit of an F-35 fighter jet. [presumably without the design flaws and cost overruns] The mako?s sensors are equal in sophistication to the fighter jet?s advanced systems except they are bundled in nerves, flesh, and blood....
  • Kathy
    Aug 26, 2019
    I don?t think I have ever read a book that shows how interdependent our world is. Whether you believe in God and/or Darwin, every living thing is here for a reason (mosquitoes?). We all depend upon each other. If you lose just one thing in the ecosystem, it affects the rest (& us...
  • Terry Enright
    Jul 15, 2019
    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. unf...
  • Robert Underwood
    Sep 18, 2019
    Excellent overview of sharks and new insights into their social structure and intelligence. Sharks are one of my favorite animals and I thought I had a pretty good understanding of them but I learned a lot in McKeever's book. First half makes you care about sharks, second half tears yo...
  • Foggygirl
    Jul 12, 2019
    Excellent Great read about one of the most fascinating animals in the ocean and their struggles to survive in the anthropocene. ...
  • Kristin
    May 14, 2019
    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 suppose...
  • She
    Oct 01, 2019
    Excellent information on the state of our oceans, what is happening to sharks, why we should care, and so much more. If you fear sharks, if you eat tuna, if you care about our oceans, you should read this book. Two thumbs up! ...
  • Amy
    Jul 21, 2019
    NF Science 295 pages Very informative and thought provoking. An enjoyable journey into the sharks world. ...
  • Emily
    Aug 17, 2019
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  • Michael
    Aug 21, 2019
    This was only OK; I mean, it's fine for a newcomer, but it's not the best general book on shark science and shark conservation issues (that would be Demon Fish, by Juliet Eilperin), and the science and policy issues won't be eye-opening for people who follow ocean or fisheries issues. ...
  • Kaora
    Oct 14, 2019
    This book was heading for a solid 3 stars, despite it being somewhat repetitive and sort of dry. It started out well enough, with interesting facts about sharks and shark species, but then went into a lot of the issues behind commercial fishing, which initially I didn't have a problem ...
  • Katie Whitt
    Jul 24, 2019
    This book was great, McKeever has a bighearted love of sharks which shines through in his writing. For me lots of nonfiction gets too technical and forgets the simple joy of learning about the natural world but McKeever packed this book with lots of interesting facts and sheer enthusia...
  • Lissa
    Aug 05, 2019
    I strongly wanted to like this book. I'm on a quest to learn about sharks and this book did provide some factual information. However, it was a difficult book to listen to for a number of reasons: 1) The narration style was like a sleepy bedtime story. 2) There were a number of mis...
  • Jeimy
    Jul 10, 2019
    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. ...
  • Ryn (Crafty_Bookworm)
    Sep 22, 2019
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    Aug 27, 2019
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  • Joey Love
    Sep 07, 2019
    Incredible read for anyone wanting to know the truth about Sharks. This book opened my eyes to SO many things I had no clue about. It?s sickening how ignorant we all are, and this book is one step toward making things right. ...
  • Kendra Mills
    Aug 05, 2019
    Rated 2.5/5. I think a lot of my issues with this book stem from the fact that I'm not the right reader. Sharks are my favorite animals, especially hammerheads and great whites. I've read so much about them and watched lots of shows and documentaries about sharks. This book might b...
  • Ellen Gail
    Jun 01, 2019
    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...
  • Chris
    Aug 27, 2019
    Thought provoking and engaging, I really enjoyed "Emperors of the Deep." I found McKeever's writing easy to read and understand, which may be the biggest test of non-fiction. Conservation writing faces the hard task of presenting hope and opportunities for the read to take action on so...
  • Liz Young
    Aug 11, 2019
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  • David Wineberg
    Apr 29, 2019
    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 Empe...
  • Holly Barker
    Aug 07, 2019
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    Aug 30, 2019
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  • Emma DBG
    Sep 22, 2019
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  • Victoria Ashby
    Sep 13, 2019
    This book was absolutely amazing, I have always loved sharks and I knew they faced some serious issues but this really opened my eyes to not only the dangers they gave sharks but also the negative impact of the fishing industry as well as human trafficking. Honestly if you love sharks,...
  • Mark   Eckstein
    Jul 29, 2019
    I received this book through a goodreads giveaway. It was a very good read on a topic that I had not thought a lot about previously. Does read a little preachy at points but a great read. ...
  • Namrata
    Jun 25, 2019
    Love anything about animals. Can't wait to get my hands on this! ...
  • Sud666
    Sep 03, 2019
    A very interesting book. Emperor's of the Deep looks at the interesting world of sharks. Using the most recent information about the research and testing that is current, this books gives us some fascinating information. Each section focuses on a major shark such as Great Whites or H...