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  1. says:

    Das Ebbe und Flut irgendwie mit dem Mondzyklus zusammenh ngen, davon hat jeder schon mal geh rt Aber will man eine genauere Erkl rung f r das Gezeitenph nomen, ffnet sich ein sehr komplexes Feld Hugh Aldersey Williams versucht mit seinem Buch, die komplizierten Vorg nge bei der Entstehung der Gezeiten, f r den naturwissenschaftlichen Laien nachvollziehbar zu machen Er verzichtet dabei weitgehend auf mathematische Formeln, Tabellen und Diagramme Stattdessen setzt er auf Anekdoten aus der Menschheits u...


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    Aldersey Williams specializes in the history of science He turns to the ocean for his latest book no textbook, he explains, but a book of stories and journeys The Tide is incredibly wide ranging its points of reference stretch from the biblical Exodus story to Thames tides in Charles Dickens s novels The momentum...


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    Science writing is a gift I suspect Mary Roach has made it pretty difficult for everybody else, but Hugh Aldersey Williams gave me plenty to think about here Unless you re cut off from the route home by tides, most of us think of them seldom There have been times, once or twice while living in the British Isles come to mind, when paying attention to posted tide charts could be a matter of life or death to a non swimmer like me This book explores the still poorly understood phenomenon of tides.You might think, the moon causes tides, right End of story But really it s just the beginning The tides are enhanced by the moon, but they re caused by many factors the spinning of the earth and the gravity of the sun, for example, also factor into the equation In fact, they are quite complicated Aldersey Williams had his work cut out for him explaining such a complex topic to a general reading public As the subtitle reveals, however, tides are the greatest natural force on this planet and we barely understand them.Parts of the book are technical That s difficult to avoid, given the topic There are many interesting sections, and parts are quite witty The bits exploring global warming are scary There are plenty of surprises here I won t reveal them here since they would no longer be surprises, but I ...


  4. says:

    Op zich een erg leuk boek over het getij Soms wat oeverloos.


  5. says:

    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 br...


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    Aldersey Williams wanders thru the science, history and literary paths of the tide It is a potpourri of antedotes, observations and travel monologues about the ocean and the force of its waves.Why I started this book I m almost out of space on my iPhone, so I knew that it was time to knuckle down and listen to one of my many audio books This one caught my eye, since I m a Navy librarian, I need to read learn about the sea ...


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    If this had been engagingly written, I could have forgiven it for not being informative about tidal science and vice versa But what he had to say about history, mythology, or his own experiences didn t capture me at least, not the way he said it And I was disappointed and a bit annoyed that, 90 pages in, there was no sight of an organized or substantial element of Talking About How Those Dang Tides Do Work Especially giv...


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    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 antiquity onward, with good stories of particular places that have peculiar tides.A nic...


  9. says:

    Another interesting popular science book, a micro history really, about the tides The author covers science, history, myth and legend Informative and accessible The narrator, Derek Perkins, companionably narrates this unexpectedly fascinating story and makes it even en...


  10. says:

    Fascinating read The tides of the world remain as elusive to control and understand but in this book you get a glimpse of its power and mystery.


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Tide download Tide, read online Tide, kindle ebook Tide, Tide 3b93a579c709 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 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, To Galileo And Newton, To Classic Literary Portrayals Of The Tide From Shakespeare To Dickens, Melville To Jules Verne Throughout, Aldersey 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 Acqua Alta.