The World of Tides

The World of Tides

A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth

Hardback220pp Illustrated

9781786480828     Product Code: 506328


Spring tides occur at full moon and new moon, when the sun and moon align to combine their gravitational pull, significantly increasing the energy of tides and associated phenomena such as bores, rapids, waves and whirlpools. From the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia to the giant waves over the Nazaré Canyon in Portugal, William Thomson visits the world’s most dramatic tidal landscapes, explaining by means of stylish graphics, environmental science and entertaining anecdote the twice-daily motion of these unique waters.

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