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The Resource Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, William McKeever

Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, William McKeever

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Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians
Title
Emperors of the deep
Title remainder
sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians
Statement of responsibility
William McKeever
Title variation
Sharks
Title variation remainder
the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying cold-blooded underwater predators. McKeever shows that 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. Here he examines four species: Mako, Tiger, Hammerhead, and Great White. He goes back through time to probe the shark's pre-historic secrets, and takes us on a pulse-pounding tour around the world to see sharks up close in their natural habitat. -- adapted from jacket
  • "When Steven Spielberg released Jaws in the summer of 1975, his adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel forever type-cast sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters. But, as we all worried whether it was safe to go back into the water, we failed to notice that while sharks account fewer than four human fatalities per year, humans needlessly kill 100 million sharks per year, which has made the species vulnerable for the first time in its existence and put the future of the world's oceans at risk. At once a deep-dive into the misunderstood world of sharks--specifically, great whites, makos, hammerheads, and tigers--and an urgent call to protect them, [this book] tells the true story about the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians. From the family-friendly waters of Cape Cod to the coral reefs of the Central Pacific, where great whites mysteriously congregate every fall in what scientists refer to as Burning Man for white sharks, Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever introduces us to scientists, conservationists, and world-renowned shark experts who have started unlocking the species' most closely guarded secrets. He also profiles activists around the world fighting to protect sharks and infiltrates a mako-only shark tournament in Montauk to figure out why fishermen continue to hunt them despite their declining numbers. And, to get a close-up view of these underwater emperors and empresses, he enters freely into their world, encountering the 450-million-year-old species that continues to capture our imagination. A rollicking, eye-opening underwater adventure, Emperors of the Deep will shift our perception of sharks from coldblooded underwater predators to evolutionary marvels that play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world's oceans."--Jacket
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DLC
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McKeever, William
Dewey number
597.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharks
  • Sharks
  • Sharks
  • Marine ecosystem health
Label
Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, William McKeever
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Man bites shark -- Searching for Mary Lee -- Makos, the F-35 of sharks -- The mysterious case of the hammerhead -- Sharks as social animals -- The quest for the tiger shark -- The shark attack files -- The sex lives of sharks -- Bearing witness -- Human trafficking at sea -- Water, water everywhere and not a tiger in sight -- The high seas -- Shark warriors -- Shark alley -- Save the shark
Control code
on1082292118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062880321
Lccn
2018059009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082292118
Label
Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, William McKeever
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Man bites shark -- Searching for Mary Lee -- Makos, the F-35 of sharks -- The mysterious case of the hammerhead -- Sharks as social animals -- The quest for the tiger shark -- The shark attack files -- The sex lives of sharks -- Bearing witness -- Human trafficking at sea -- Water, water everywhere and not a tiger in sight -- The high seas -- Shark warriors -- Shark alley -- Save the shark
Control code
on1082292118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062880321
Lccn
2018059009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082292118

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