Tuesday, November 21, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome science writer Juli Berwald, who will sign and discuss her new book, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone!
Juli Berwald’s journey into the world of jellyfish is a personal one. Over a decade ago she left the sea and her scientific career behind to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas. Increasingly dire headlines drew her back to jellies, as unprecedented jellyfish blooms toppled ecosystems and collapsed the world’s most productive fisheries. Berwald’s desire to understand jellyfish takes her on a scientific odyssey. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless reveals that jellyfish are a bellwether for the damage we’re inflicting on the climate and the oceans and a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.
“Spineless is as mesmerizing, surprising, and beautiful as the jellyfish itself. Every page contains some astonishing treasure." —Sy Montgomery, The Soul of the Octopus
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Spineless from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.