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The Resource Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth
Title
Tide
Title remainder
the science and lore of the greatest force on earth
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Cnut to D-Day, the history and science of the unceasing tide is explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide - a key force on our planet that has altered the course of history and will transform our future. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the theories of Newton to today's supercomputer calculations. This story is punctuated here by notable tidal episodes in history, from Caesar's thwarted invasion of Britain to the catastrophic flooding of Venice and interwoven with a rich folklore that continues to inspire art and literature today
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StDuBDS
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Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
Dewey number
  • 304.2
  • 304.2
  • 304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tides
  • Human beings
  • Maritime anthropology
  • Sea in literature
  • Sea in art
  • Environment and Ecology
Label
Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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Publication
Note
Originally published: UK: Viking, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241967980
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780241967980
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publication
Note
Originally published: UK: Viking, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241967980
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780241967980
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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