Tides by Jonathan White audiobook

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

By Jonathan White
Foreword by Peter Matthiessen
Read by Dan Woren

Blackstone Publishing 9781595348050
11.21 Hours Unabridged
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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 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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Best Natural History

Winner of a 2018 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

Silver Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award

Bronze Winner of the 2017 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Award in Science

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jonathan White provides us in this fine, fascinating book with a clear understanding of the infinitely complex and wild nature of our planet’s tidal forces in all their mystery and beauty.” Peter Matthiessen, New York Times bestselling author
“A wonderfully paced account…White offers clear explanations of how tides work and scientific giants such as Aristotle, Copernicus…and others helped us get where we are today.” Wall Street Journal
“Offers a grand mix of science history, ocean lore, and literary travel writing.” Oregonian
“This lyrical tribute of science, history, and travel tales… elucidates how the cycle of life on Earth maintains a steady beat with the ebb and flow of the tide and what’s at stake when the rhythm of the ocean is disrupted by climate change. The book is peppered with detailed interviews…[A] captivating read.” PNBA Awards Committee
“White’s research makes Tides a fascinating read.” Portland Press Herald
“A fascinating work of literary nonfiction, rich with characters, stories, and scenes from around the globe.” Bangor Daily News
“As a surfer and sailor, Jonathan White pays attention to tides. But he didn’t really understand them until he traveled around the world to meet people and see places where the ebb and flow, the rise and fall, shape lives and tell epic stories. His new nonfiction book, Tides, is the result.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“Anyone inclined to take the movement of the tides for granted will think twice after reading this wide-ranging study from a conservationist and avid sailor.” Kirkus Reviews
“Conservationist White combines scientific investigation with personal memoir in this solid examination of the nature of tides and waves.” Publishers Weekly
“Maintaining a pleasant, engaged pace, Dan Woren narrates this sweeping yet intimate meditation on tides…Concepts are are adequately explained by the text, and Woren delivers them with understanding and authority.” AudioFile
“A wondrous book, full of heart.” Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean
“White goes deep beneath the surface with the grace of a poet. Be prepared for some serious magic when you read these pages.” Susan Casey, author of The Wave
“Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and filled with unexpected connections and discoveries, Tides is a splendid book—highly recommended.” Thor Hanson, author of Feathers
“I loved this book. Jonathan White weaves the science throughout his travel stories so that the reader is not inundated with mathematical and scientific theories. I recommend it to both scientists and nonscientists.” Sally Warner, PhD in physical oceanography, Oregon State University

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan White

Author Bio: Jonathan White

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. White has written for the Christian Science Monitor, the Sun, Orion, Surfer’s Journal, and other publications. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 11.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English