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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.
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By GiGi on 06-06-18
1/3 Science and Spirit- 2/3 meaningless details
I feel this work needs some serious abridging. I was not expecting a novel/diary where great detail is placed on people he meets, places he goes, things he is thinking about and then finally we get to some meaningful information about friction, resonance, and gravity- which is what I wanted to hear more about... (Read until chapter 8).
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