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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

Label
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, educator, and marine conservationist Jonathan White takes readers on a journey spanning the globe as he examines the many dimensions of tides, the science behind them, and how they influence the cultures of the people who live by their rhythms. Traveling to the northern reaches of the Arctic to shimmy down a hole in the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for blue mussels in the dark cavities below; racing the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes up the Qiantang River in China; or shadowing the Mavericks competition in California where surfers paddle into deadly waves sixty feet high, White writes about the history and majesty of our planet’s most remarkable tidal phenomenons. On the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama, White explores how this small island archipelago confronts sea level rise. He examines how Venice, Italy, has been making extraordinary preparations for the coming effects of climate change. And he shows how, in this age of drastic global climate shifts, tides offer critical insight into the planet’s future. With a foreword by Peter Matthiessen, Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel narrative, and provocative scientific analysis of this elemental yet mysterious paradox that keeps the earth’s waters in constant motion. Photographs of White’s travels, scientific figures, line drawings, and an eight-page color insert showing tidal changes enhance this engaging and expert tour of the tides
Cataloging source
IMR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Jonathan
Dewey number
551.464
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
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
  • Oceanography
  • Climatic changes
Target audience
general
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Label
Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-326) 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
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595348050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly black and white), maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)969776354
Label
Tides : the science and spirit of the ocean, Jonathan White ; foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-326) 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
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595348050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly black and white), maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)969776354

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