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William McKeever - Emperors of the Deep
In Conversation with David Pinsky, SF oceans campaigner for Greenpeace
From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying cold-blooded underwater predators.
But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow.
The first book to reveal in full the hidden lives of sharks, Emperors of the Deep examines four species—Mako, Tiger, Hammerhead, and Great White—as never before, and includes fascinating details such as:
- Sharks are 50-million years older than trees;
- Sharks have survived five extinction level events, including the one that killed off the dinosaurs;
- Sharks have electroreception, a sixth-sense that lets them pick up on electric fields generated by living things;
- Sharks can dive 4,000 feet below the surface;
- Sharks account for only 6 human fatalities per year, while humans kill 100 million sharks per year.
At once a deep-dive into the misunderstood world of sharks and an urgent call to protect them, Emperors of the Deep celebrates this wild species that hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the ocean—if we can prevent their extinction from climate change and human hunters.
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