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The Resource Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen

Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen

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Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean
Title
Tides
Title remainder
the science and spirit of the ocean
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White 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 Saint-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. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet's waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides"--
  • "Combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into tides--that elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet's waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides."--
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DLC
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1956-
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White, Jonathan
Dewey number
551.46/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Matthiessen, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tides
  • Ocean
  • Climatic changes
  • Tidal flats
  • Tidal power
  • Human ecology
  • Sea level
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Label
Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fast water : how tidal currents slow the Earth and bend time
  • Big tides and resonance : Fundy and Ungava
  • Turning the tide : grinding wheat, powering homes
  • Higher tides : sea level rise from Kuna Yala to Venice
  • Foreword
  • by Peter Matthiessen
  • In deep : an introduction
  • The perfect dance : birds and big tides in the Bay of Fundy
  • Star of our life : a meditation on tide history at Mont Saint-Michel
  • Silver dragon : China's Qiantang River tidal bore
  • The last magician : Sir Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution
  • Big waves : surfing mavericks and nineteenth-century tide theories
Control code
ocn969776354
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595348050
Lccn
2017002858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99974142400
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • BK0019047475
  • (OCoLC)969776354
Label
Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fast water : how tidal currents slow the Earth and bend time
  • Big tides and resonance : Fundy and Ungava
  • Turning the tide : grinding wheat, powering homes
  • Higher tides : sea level rise from Kuna Yala to Venice
  • Foreword
  • by Peter Matthiessen
  • In deep : an introduction
  • The perfect dance : birds and big tides in the Bay of Fundy
  • Star of our life : a meditation on tide history at Mont Saint-Michel
  • Silver dragon : China's Qiantang River tidal bore
  • The last magician : Sir Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution
  • Big waves : surfing mavericks and nineteenth-century tide theories
Control code
ocn969776354
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595348050
Lccn
2017002858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99974142400
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • BK0019047475
  • (OCoLC)969776354

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