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Book Talk: Todd McLeish, author of Narwahls: Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:30 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:30 - 20:15

Please visit our Whale Exhibit in the Rhode Island Room and 3rd floor cases before the program!

Arctic Whales in a Melting World  

Join author Todd McLeish in a multimedia presentation as he recounts his adventures studying the elusive narwhal, the rare Arctic whale with the spiral tusk. He will take his audience high above the Arctic Circle with teams of narwhal researchers seeking to solve the mysteries of the animal’s migrations and debating the purpose of its tusk. He will also share insights about the importance of narwhals in Inuit culture and how the warming planet is affecting the species.  Along the way you’ll hear about the many other unique animals living in the narwhal’s frozen world, from walruses and polar bears to bowhead and beluga whales.  Copies of Todd’s new narwhal book will be available for purchase and signing.

Todd McLeish is a Rhode Island-based science writer who has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 20 years.  In more than 100 magazine articles he has highlighted numerous threatened species, profiled biologists and wildlife artists, and described encounters with a wide variety of backyard wildlife. His latest book, Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World, comes out in March 2013.  His previous books have examined the lives of some of New England’s rarest creatures, from right whales and basking sharks to roseate terns and burying beetles.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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