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Tide author Hugh Aldersey-Williams

review Tide author Hugh Aldersey-Williams free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ñ 3 download Olklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable forceHere is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide from Aristotle to Galileo and Newton to classic literary portrayals of the tide from Shakespeare to Dickens Melville to Jules Verne Throughout Aldersey. I have never understood the usual explanations and diagrams of how the tides work and it turns out that that is because the usual diagrams and explanations are much too simplified to account for the complexities that control how much tide there is at different places Yes the gravitational forces of the sun and moon are the basic culprits but so is the position of the earth in its orbit and so are the geological and geographical features of the area that the tides affect and so are the winds and weather The book does a fine job in clarifying what it can and in explaining why other issues remain complex and not as well understood A fine historical overview of how science has tried to understand tides from antiuity onward with good stories of particular places that have peculiar tidesA nicely written book that combines personal history with history of science The photographs are generally not very useful and sometimes downright mysterious about what they are supposed to conveyI will remember the importance of tides to the author s own personal history as a native of Norfolk and as interested especially in the tidal phenomena around the British Isles I will remember the stories of people trapped by the tide and the way tides have become emblematic of unstoppable natural forces

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review Tide author Hugh Aldersey-Williams free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ñ 3 download Half of the world’s population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery to almost all of us In The Tide celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and f. Overall a very intriguing book that is probably best categorised in the readable and accessible science category let down by not the warmest or welcoming of authors clearly not a fan of tourist or other such non scientific folks getting in the way of his work That said some of the insights were fascinating and often times of high drama as well as high tides the dangers of Morecambe Bay are brought vividly to life for example Satisfying read although it does not want you to explore the subject any further

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review Tide author Hugh Aldersey-Williams free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hugh Aldersey-Williams ñ 3 download Williams whisks the reader along on his travels 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 acua al. Lots of interesting snippets make for a comprehensive volume on the history and science of the tide Very readable

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Tide author Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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  • 24 March 2019
  • 9780393354805