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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

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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 culturethe 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.
Release dateJan 16, 2017
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White has flyfished widely for trout, sea trout and salmon in the western USA, the Kola, Iceland, Chile and Argentina, as well as saltwater flyfishing in the Seychelles and Bahamas. He started flyfishing on the river Teme in Shropshire as a ten-year-old and has now fished the Welsh border streams regularly for 45 years. Since retiring from a career in international banking, he fishes several times a year on the southern chalkstreams, particularly the Test, and also often visits Scotland to fish on the Tweed and the Spey. Probably his most unusual feat of flyfishing was to catch trout in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. This is unlikely to be repeatable in the near future as this area is currently in the hands of the Taliban! He is Chair of the Trustees of the Severn Rivers Trust.

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