BSB: Gaelin Rosenwaks (Sperm Whales) Author Talk & Signing

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Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Gaelin Rosenwaks for the book Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean. 

Personalization requests allowed for web orders until Monday, January 30 at 5pm


sperm whales CoverAbout the Book

For centuries, we have been fascinated by the sperm whale--the world's largest toothed predator. Now you can experience an intimate underwater journey to connect with these majestic and gentle goliaths.

Inspired by a life-changing childhood experience, Gaelin Rosenwaks set off on a journey to tell the story of sperm whale families through photography and film. In the waters off Dominica, she observed--eye to eye--the close bond between mother and child firsthand. What she found is that these animals live in matriarchal family units made up of remarkable females that stay together for generations. Like elephants and humans, they take care of one another.

Rosenwaks' years as a marine biologist, diver, and underwater filmmaker and photographer prepared her to tell this beautifully stirring story with never-before-seen photographs of the world's most marvelous ocean species.

About the Author

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, filmmaker and author of “Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans” (Rizzoli, 2022). She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration Inc to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation and storytelling. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. A Fellow of the Explorers Club and Royal Geographical Society and Member of the Society of Women Geographers, she has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel, and is one of the few women to be featured on the cover of Outside Magazine. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including
solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. To Gaelin, a licensed Coast Guard Captain, there is nothing better than being in the open ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife.

A childhood experience seeing a Sperm Whale has led her on her current quest to reconnect with these ocean giants and to her first book of photography, “Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans” (Rizzoli 2022). She is also completing a film, Finding Physty, about her personal connection to these majestic animals.

Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean By Gaelin Rosenwaks, Carl Safina (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gaelin Rosenwaks, Carl Safina (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847872329
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Rizzoli - November 15th, 2022

For centuries, we have been fascinated by the sperm whale—the world’s largest toothed predator. Now you can experience an intimate underwater journey to connect with these majestic and gentle goliaths.


Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 5:30pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355