Tides. Jonathan White.


Trinity Univrsity Press, 02/14/2017. The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Item #25831
ISBN: 9781595348050

From Builders:

A topic that affects every boater, and coastal inhabitant, all over the
world, this is an especially readable and interesting book. Subtitled The
Science and Spirit of the Ocean
, writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White
takes you across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.

In the Arctic, he shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for
mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the
Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the
Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped
monastery of Mont St. Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth
of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the
threat of sea level rise is changing human culture - the very old and very new.

by Jonathan White 336 pp., hardcover February 2017

-A fascinating work of literary nonfiction, rich with characters, stories and
scenes from around the globe.
- -- Bangor Daily News


Price: $28.00

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