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Ebb and Flow Tides and Life on Our Once and Future Planet

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ISBN-10: 1550027263

ISBN-13: 9781550027266

Edition: 2007

Authors: Tom Koppel

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 9/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Tom Koppel has earned awards from the Canadian Archeological Association and the Canadian Science Writers' Association for his investigative research. A journalist for more than twenty years, he lives with his wife on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

Acknowledgements
Prologue
High Water and History: India, China, and How the Ancient World Learned about the Moon and Tides
Living by the Tides: Author's Daily Activities Run in Sync with the Local Tide Tables
Heaven and Earth: The Renaissance and Isaac Newton's Great Breakthrough in Tidal Theory
Into the Maelstrom: Powerful Tidal Currents Generate Killer Whirlpools
The Shape of Tides: The Great Variety of Shorelines Created by Different Tidal Regimes
Age of Discovery: European Explorers Learn How Complex the Tides Can Be
Tidal Tempest: Fast-Flowing Waters Doom Many a Ship
Theory Meets Practice: Tides as Great Rotating Wave Systems
The Great Wheel of Life: High Water and Coastal Biology
Sea and Sky in Harmony: Oscillating Waters and Modern Tidal Forecasting
Holding Back the Tide: How Civilizations Have Coped with High Water and Low
The Big Picture: Climate Change and Worldwide Tidal Patterns
Turning the Tide: Tapping the Energy of the Oceans
Once and Future Tides: A Receding Moon and Drifting Continents
Epilogue: A Trip to the Beach
Further Reading