Jonathan White, Tides: The Science & Spirit of the Ocean

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:00pm

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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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In Tides, 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. 

Jonathan White is an active marine conservationist, a sailor, and a surfer. His first book, Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity, is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature and features Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiessen, and others.

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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Cover Image
By Jonathan White, Peter Matthiessen (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781595348050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trinity University Press - January 31st, 2017

Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781595347862
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trinity University Press - October 11th, 2016

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