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Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone
Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone
Berwald, Juli2018
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More than a decade ago, Juli Berwald left a career in ocean science to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas, but jellyfish drew her back to the sea. Recent, massive blooms of billions of jellyfish have clogged power plants, decimated fisheries, and caused millions of dollars of damage. Driven by questions about how overfishing, coastal development, and climate change were contributing to a jellyfish population explosion, Juli embarked on a scientific odyssey. She traveled the globe to meet the biologists who devote their careers to jellies, hitched rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raised jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marveled at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless is the story of how Juli learned to navigate and ultimately embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for the natural world. She discovers that jellyfish science is more than just a quest for answers. It's a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.
Main title:
Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone / Juli Berward ; illustrations by Rachel Ivanyi.
Imprint:
Carlton, VIC : Black Inc., 2018.
Collation:
336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-325) and index.
ISBN:
9781760640583
Dewey class:
593.53
Language:
English
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAnimals593.53 BERAvailable
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