Juli Berwald (Writer, Narrator), "Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Artwork of Rising a Spine"
ASIN: B0753YLS34 | 2017 | [email protected] kbps | ~10:16:00 | 292 MB
A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her ardour for marine science and the ocean’s imperiled ecosystems.
Jellyfish are an enigma. They don’t have any centralized mind, however they see and really feel and react to their surroundings in complicated methods. They give the impression of being easy, but their propulsion programs are so superior that engineers are simply studying easy methods to mimic them. They produce a number of the deadliest toxins on the planet and nonetheless stay undeniably alluring. Lengthy ignored by science, they might be a key to ecosystem stability.
Juli Berwald’s journey into the world of jellyfish is a private one. Greater than a decade in the past, she left the ocean and her scientific profession behind to boost a household in landlocked Austin, Texas. More and more dire headlines drew her again to jellies, as unprecedented jellyfish blooms toppled ecosystems and collapsed the world’s most efficient fisheries. What was unclear was whether or not these incidents had been signs of a altering planet or a part of a pure cycle.
Berwald’s want to know jellyfish takes her on a scientific odyssey. She travels the globe to satisfy the scientists who commit their careers to jellies; hitches rides on Japanese fishing boats to see big jellyfish within the wild; raises jellyfish in her eating room; and all through all of it marvels on the complexity of those fascinating and ominous organic wonders. Gracefully mixing private memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless reveals that jellyfish are a bellwether for the harm we’re inflicting on the local weather and the oceans and a name to comprehend our collective duty for the planet we share.