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Tides Audiobook

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 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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    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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    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.

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