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

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The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth
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The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth
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Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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eng
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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
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Title
The tide
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Summary
A dazzling exploration into the science and history of the most mysterious, primal, powerful force on earth: the tide
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.46/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC301.2
LC item number
.A54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Hugh Aldersey-Williams
The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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"First published in Great Britain under the title 'Tide: the science and lore of the greatest force on Earth'"--Title-page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-356) and index
Contents
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
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393241631
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Lccn
2016018456
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illustrations

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