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Tides: the science and spirit of the ocean
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Contributors:
Matthiessen, Peter, writer of foreword.
Published:
San Antonio, Texas : Trinity University Press, [2017].
Physical Desc:
xvi, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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"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"--

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-326) and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

White, J., & Matthiessen, P. (2017). Tides: the science and spirit of the ocean. San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

White, Jonathan, 1956- and Peter, Matthiessen. 2017. Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

White, Jonathan, 1956- and Peter, Matthiessen, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University Press, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

White, Jonathan and Peter Matthiessen. Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University Press, 2017.

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