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The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth / Hugh Aldersey-Williams.

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh, author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 551.464 ALD (Text) 36626103769659 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 551.464 ALDERSEY-WILLI (Text) 33946003145955 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 551.464 ALD (Text) 34330512957821 Adult - New Books Checked out 12/27/2016
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City NON-FICTION 551.464 ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS (Text) 30403002198802 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 551.464 Aldersey (Text) 31208912487008 new non-fiction Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 551.464 ALD (Text) 31951004150980 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/26/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780393241631
  • ISBN: 0393241637
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

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General Note: "First published in Great Britain under the title 'Tide: the science and lore of the greatest force on Earth'"--Title-page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: To view the lazy tide -- Beyond the micromareal -- Shores of ignorance -- No path through water -- Terra infirma -- Thames mud -- Tides of commerce -- A place of resonance -- In great waters -- Nature's free ride -- Into the maelstrom -- Signal and noise -- Diluvion.
Summary, etc.: In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force. Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide: from Aristotle, who is said to have drowned himself in his efforts to figure out the Greek tides, to the pioneering investigations into the role of the moon by Galileo and Newton, to the quest to understand and even control the tide in our own time. Throughout, Aldersey-Williams whisks the reader along on his travels in search of the most remarkable tidal phenomena. He visits the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, where the tides are the strongest in the world; arctic Norway, home of the raging tidal whirlpool known as the maelstrom; and Venice, to investigate efforts to defend the city against flooding caused by the famed Acqua Alta.
Subject: Tides.
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography.
SCIENCE / Natural History.

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