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The Resource The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth, 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
Title
The tide
Title remainder
the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
Dewey number
551.46/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC301.2
LC item number
.A54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galileo
  • Tides
  • Tides
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
  • SCIENCE / Natural History
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
  • SCIENCE / Natural History
  • Tides
  • Gravity
Label
The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title 'Tide: the science and lore of the greatest force on Earth'"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn937452508
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393241631
Lccn
2016018456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026553109
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393241631
  • (OCoLC)937452508
Label
The tide : the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title 'Tide: the science and lore of the greatest force on Earth'"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn937452508
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393241631
Lccn
2016018456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026553109
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393241631
  • (OCoLC)937452508

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