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Shark Week 2017 Offering | A Film

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Finally The True Nature of Sharks can be glimpsed in a trailer!
I got The True Nature of Sharks published on July 17, with a colored kindle edition, and then the updated third edition of The Shark Sessions on July 19. So the trailer for my new book was delayed. But it is out in time for Shark Week anyway! 

Please share in the interests of #RaisingSharkAwareness!
For the first timeThe Shark Sessions is available in color, as a kindle edition.
I'm also glad to tell you that I was able to get the price of the printed book down below twenty dollars, which was what I had always planned, so that any shark and nature lover could afford it. 
The publishers of the first and second editions priced it originally at over forty dollars, and it was with great difficulty that I was finally able to have it priced at $33.00 US. Neither publisher paid me royalties, by the way--both squeaked out by simply ignoring their contracts. 
Luckily, the opportunity to publish independently on Amazon has made trad…

Glenn Ashton's Review of The True Nature of Sharks

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"Occasionally a special book appears that makes you sit up and reconsider your understanding of the world, or at least a part of it. The True Nature of Sharks is such a book. It echoes the way that Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall forced us to completely reassess how we perceived the great apes, our closest relatives. While sharks may be only a very distant relative, Porcher’s book is no less revolutionary, in that it forces us to reassess how we perceive and understand sharks. Her work is instrumental in firmly shifting our understanding of sharks away from the obsolete trope of sharks as killing machines. Instead she portrays them as intelligent, predictable individual animals capable of so much more than generally assumed. "Through the ages sharks gained a largely unquestioned reputation as frightening predators just waiting to eat anything and anybody entering the watery realms. Modern history reinforced these tropes with stories of pilots and sailors being attacked during t…

Raising Shark Awareness

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My personal campaign to raise shark awareness began when the entire community of hundreds of sharks that I was studying, as animals and individuals, were finned for shark fin soup.

Sharks (and fish) had turned out to be more interesting, more varied, and in many cases, more beautiful, than the North American wildlife I had known. They were just as intelligent, and far more responsive to me. They were definitely more alert, and made decisions more quickly, than people.

Sharks were the first wild animals I had met that came to me instead of fleeing, and though I had fed the birds all my life, they never fluttered down around my shoulders when I went outside, or alighted in my hands to be stroked. But fish did.

So it is especially sad to see how these remarkable submarine animals are considered and treated in our society, as being low, cold and not even capable of suffering pain.

That is why I have been on a personal campaign ever since to improve public awareness of their true nature, and …