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

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

by James Greig Mccully
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9812566430

ISBN-13: 9789812566430

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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

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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.”

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ISBN-13:
9789812566430
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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