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In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes listeners 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 25-foot tidal bore that crashes 80 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.

©2017 Jonathan White (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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good book, narrators should never do accents

interesting book. narrator dan woren has a pleasing voice. but doing quotes in accents annoys.

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Primer for Global warming effects

If you are interested in water, rivers oceans lakes and the magic of the flow of water, then this is the book for you. Combines the physics of hydrology with the complex effects of the heavens. I enjoyed the mixture of anecdote, hard science, emotion and wim. I especially appreciated the fact that this was not a political agenda book. It was really about a mans passion, passion for water and its magical effects on this planet. This is my first book in a series on my self-education about global warming. Thank you to the author. I am a kayaker, stand up paddle boarder, long distance swimmer and lover of water.

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Wow! This book is amazing!

This is now one of my all time favorite books. I'm pretty sure the author could talk about anything and I'd be captivated because the writing is so beautiful. Usually, science based s

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Well written, Illuminative, and Interesting

A complete, informative, and well-arranged book about tides. It really opens you up to the mysterious world of tides. You will never look at them the same way again.