COVID-19 update: Victoria update. Click for details.
Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments
  • Paperback
    $20.50
PUBLISHED: 6th April 2017
ISBN: 9780241967980
SAVE
18%
RRP $24.99
$20.50
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 5 to 7 days
From Sydney
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
{{ DeliveryOption.special_message }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
  • Paperback
    $20.50
PUBLISHED: 6th April 2017
ISBN: 9780241967980

Publisher Description

Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide.

With Aldersey-Williams as our guide to the most feared and celebrated tidal features on the planet, from the original maelstr m in Scandinavia to the world's highest tides in Nova Scotia to the crumbling coast of East Anglia, the importance of the tide, and the way it has shaped - and will continue to shape - our civilization, becomes startlingly clear.

Praise for Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of the bestselling Periodic Tales

Author Biography

Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture - including Periodic Tales, Anatomies and The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century - and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.

Review

Aldersey-Williams's corrective meshes a history of the science with tide-related technologies and tidally sculpted events. It's an eloquent ebb and flow Nature Exposes new facts and ideas every other page -- Horatio Clare Observer Engaging and thoughtful... Like some of the most compelling biographers, Aldersey-Williams partly inhabits his subject Literary Review on The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century Aldersey-Williams is full of good stories and he knows how to tell them well -- Graham Farmelo on 'Periodic Tales' Sunday Telegraph Immensely engaging and continually makes one sit up in surprise -- Richard Cohen on 'Periodic Tales' Sunday Times Science writing at its best ... fascinating and beautiful -- Matt Ridley on 'Periodic Tales' Prepare for a voyage with the best of companions - Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a storyteller supreme, and he's found a subject worthy of his talents -- Edward Dolnick, author of The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World This fascinating book deftly explores the dramatic history, critical importance, and scientific wonder of the tides. Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a marvelous guide who takes the reader on a sweeping and thought-provoking adventure into the heart of one of the most captivating, mysterious, and elemental forces of nature -- Eric Jay Dolin, author of Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse Imagine, if possible, a gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald. It is a superb book... a delight to read. It is profound and powerful, and should win prizes. -- James McConnachie Sunday Times A spring tide of colour and historical anecdote laps over the more austere mudflats of the actual science. So much so that I find myself looking forward to the next piece of technical exposition -- Tom Whipple The Times

Product Details

Author
Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Pages
464
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2017
ISBN-10
0241967988
ISBN-13
9780241967980
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-04-06
Subtitle
The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
Tide
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade