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Fathoms: The World in the Whale

When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Perth, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas.

How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these fabled animals been transformed by technology? What future awaits us, and them? And what does it mean to write about nature in the midst of an ecological crisis?

In Fathoms: The World in the Whale, Giggs blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore these questions with clarity and hope. In lively, inventive prose, she introduces us to whales so rare they have never been named; she tells us of the astonishing variety found in whale sounds, and of whale ‘pop’ songs that sweep across hemispheres. She takes us into the deep to discover that one whale’s death can spark a great flourishing of creatures. We travel to Japan to board whaling ships, examine the uncanny charisma of these magnificent mammals, and confront the plastic pollution now pervading their underwater environment.

Wednesday 2 December, 7pm-8pm

ONLINE EVENT

To attend this session please email: libraryevents@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults and teens aged 14 and over. This is a free event and bookings are essential.

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