Barrett Bookstore invites you to watch and listen to William McKeever, author of “Emperors of the Deep” (and producer of a documentary of the same name) about sharks, in an online discussion.

The event takes place this Thursday, April 2, starting at 5 p.m. on Zoom, an app which you’ll need to download before the event.

From the Barrett Bookstore announcement:

We’re starting to get into the rhythm of this new normal and while it’s not perfect, we’re getting along. We miss you.

To that end, we’re working on coming together for some virtual events, the first of which will take place THIS Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. with William McKeever.

McKeever is the author of Emperors of the Deep and director of an important documentary film of the same name.

This program will focus on sharks and the conversation effort underway to save this magnificent 450-year-old species. Scroll down to learn more.

You’ll need to download zoom to join, so please do that in advance. [The Zoom.US website connects people online for webinars, conferences and events like this one.]

More About William McKeever and ‘Emperors’

Author, producer, director, and founder of the nonprofit Safeguard of the Seas, William McKeever, will join us to share a sneak peek of his documentary “Emperors of the Deep” and discuss his book of the same name. This is a great event for adults and children alike.

The book takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey around the world and deep under the water’s surface — from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific — to dispel the narrative about sharks (from Jaws to “Shark Week,)” which claims they’re terrifying underwater predators.

McKeever says: “Sharks are unequivocally essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. When these important apex predators are removed from the ocean, the effect on reefs, seagrass and all the marine ecosystems is catastrophic for generations to come.”

The film was accepted into the Princeton Environmental Film Festival and received rave reviews. McKeever won the Pegasus Foundation’s Wings Award for the film.

Hardcover copies of the book are available HERE. Paperback copies are available for preorder HERE.

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