Published this past fall to critical acclaim, Juli Berwald’s Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Riverhead) is what its subtitle indicates, and not a commentary on certain national legislative bodies. Such creatures are denizens of this region, making this even more germane for here and now.
“In this astonishing adventure of a book, Juli Berwald takes us on a personal journey into the enchanting and mystifying aqueous world of jellyfish, and in so doing, sheds light on the vital ecological balances upon which our own survival depends.” —Ruth Ozeki.
“Spineless is as mesmerizing, surprising, and beautiful as the jellyfish itself. Every page contains some astonishing treasure. If you cherish the sea, if you care about the environment, if you relish life on this sweet, blue planet, you will love this book.” —Sy Montgomery.