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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
Half of the world's population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. On our little island, we live surrounded by water and love to be beside the seaside. But it rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery to almost all of us. To fully grasp the influence of the tide, we must bring together centuries of science but also the literary history and folklore it has inspired: mistaken by Caesar, captured in the art of Turner and now puzzled over by the world's leading researchers. With Aldersey-Williams as our guide, chasing the most feared and celebrated tides around the world, from the original maelstrom in Scandinavia and today's danger-zone in Venice to the 15-metre beasts in Canada, for the first time its effects on our civilization become startlingly clear
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
Dewey number
  • 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
Instantiates
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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