Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides (Paperback)

Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides By James Greig McCully Cover Image

Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides (Paperback)

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Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration, Beyond the Moon describes how the cyclical motion of the near solar system is impressed upon the earth's oceans, and how the hydraulics over the continental shelf and the geography of the coastline orchestrate this rhythm into the bewildering variety of tide patterns seen around the globe. This volume demystifies the complexity of the tides by systematically examining its many constituents and demonstrates that: "Nature is, at once, awesome in complexity and beautiful in simplicity.
Product Details ISBN: 9789812566447
ISBN-10: 9812566449
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 2006
Pages: 304
Language: English