The Book of Tides

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480808

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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An idiosyncratic, richly illustrated guide to Britain's rivers, seas and shores, for everyone who loves the water and the natural world - a Norwegian Wood for Britain's waters This is a book for those who want to understand better how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives, how it imperceptibly but crucially shapes our actions, and has shaped our landscape for millenia. It's for anyone who knows and loves our coast, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better. Inspired by his own witnessing of the power of the sea through travelling around Britain's coastline in a panel van with his young family, William Thomson tells the story of the cycles of the sea. He combines a lyrical, passionate narrative with graphically beautiful renderings of the main forms of water which affect Britain: Rip, Rapids, Swell, Stream, Tide, Wave, Whirlpool, Tsunami. The Book of Tides is a book for all of us who feel the pull of the sea and the tug of the tide.
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Geheimnis der Gezeiten

Roman

Author: Hannah Richell

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641090245

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Eine Geschichte über Betrug, Vergebung und die Tragik eines Augenblicks Dora ist vierzehn, als ihr kleiner Bruder beim Spielen an den Klippen von Dorset spurlos verschwindet. Eine Katastrophe, an der Doras Familie zerbricht. Elf Jahre später kehrt die junge Frau zurück in das Haus am Meer – und zu den Erinnerungen an jenen schrecklichen Tag. Endlich wird sie eine Wahrheit erfahren, die ihre Mutter zu lange verschwieg, denn alles begann mit einer unheilvollen Lüge ... Dora Tide ist fast noch ein Kind, als ihr kleiner Bruder beim Spielen zwischen den steilen Klippen an der Küste Dorsets plötzlich verschwindet. Ein Augenblick der Unachtsamkeit führt zur Katastrophe, nach der die Familie Tide auseinanderbricht. Elf Jahre später kehrt Dora zurück nach Dorset, in das Zuhause ihrer Kindheit, und sucht Antworten auf die Fragen, die sie seit jenem Tag quälen. Wo waren die Eltern, als Dora damals mit ihren Geschwistern am Meer spielte? Welches Geheimnis verbirgt ihre Mutter Helen bis zum heutigen Tag vor ihrer Tochter? Nach all den Jahren erfährt Dora eine Wahrheit, die Helen ihr viel zu lange verschwieg. Für die beiden Frauen ist der Moment gekommen, sich der Vergangenheit zu stellen ...
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The Book of Tides

Author: Elizabeth Stead

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143003472

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 349

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I will dream of that place - I will dream of a sea god and sandstone painted by a sun and carved by and ocean, and a flame tree will grow in my heart and I will smile in memory of the harbour . . . Beccy Holt is full of dreams. But she is also a survivor. When she moves away from a hippie commune and into the respectable village of Proudie Bay, she must learn who to love, and how; when to mourn, and when to celebrate. Another stirring, beautifully written novel by Elizabeth Stead.
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UEA MA 2016 Prose

Creative Writing Anthologies Prose

Author: Angela Readman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911027102

Category:

Page: 72

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Das Spiel der Götter (4)

Die eisige Zeit - Roman

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089794

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Die fanatischen Heerscharen des Pannionischen Sehers stürmen aus dem Süden heran und überziehen Genabackis mit einer Welle der Gewalt. Um die schreckliche Armee abzuwehren, muss sich Hohefaust Dujek Einarm mit seinen früheren Feinden verbünden. Ob er dem Kriegsherrn Caladan Bruth und den Bewohnern der fliegenden Festung Mondbrut trauen kann, ist eine andere Frage. Doch Einarm hat keine Wahl: Die Truppen des Feindes rücken näher ...
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The Prince of Tides

A Novel

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453204024

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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New York Times bestseller: A “powerful” Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret (The Atlanta Journal). Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy. As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.
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Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.
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Die gestohlenen Stunden

Roman

Author: Sarah Maine

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641166047

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Bhalla House, einst herrschaftlicher Stammsitz der Familie, ist wenig mehr als eine Ruine, als Harriet Deveraux auf der entlegenen Insel in den schottischen Hebriden ankommt, um ihr Erbe anzutreten. Doch der verheerende Zustand des Gebäudes bleibt nicht die einzige Überraschung: Unter den morschen Bodendielen wird ein menschliches Skelett gefunden, daneben ein Medaillon mit einer Haarlocke und einer Feder. Die Frage, welches Schicksal sich hinter diesem Fund verbirgt, lässt Harriet nicht mehr los, und sie stößt auf eine tragische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat. Eine Geschichte, die sich hundert Jahre zuvor hier ereignet hat, deren Schatten aber bis in Gegenwart reicht ...
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The House of Tides

Author: Hannah Richell

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455521086

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Tides are a family with many secrets. Haunted by the events of one tragic day a decade ago, they are each, in their own way, struggling to move forward with their lives. There is Dora, the family's youngest daughter, who lives in a ramshackle London warehouse with her artist boyfriend. She is doing a good job of skating across the surface of her life, but when she discovers she is pregnant, she finds herself staring back at the darkness of a long-held guilt. Dora's mother, Helen, is a complicated woman whose relationship with her family has always been turbulent, while her father Richard has cobbled together a life that bears little resemblance to his boyhood dreams. And Cassie, Dora's long-estranged sister, has cut off her family entirely, it seems. When Dora arrives at Clifftops, her family's rambling home on the Dorset coast, it seems that Helen might finally be ready to make amends for her own part in the tragedy. But what Dora soon discovers is that the path to redemption does not rest solely with her mother. Can family crimes this damaging ever really be forgiven?
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The World of Tides

A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480816

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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In The Book of Tides, William Thomson took the reader on a mesmerising journey round the coast of Britain. Now, he sets out with his surfboard and tidal compass to encounter the waters of the world, charting his most extraordinary sights and experiences. These include the whirlpools of the Arctic circle, the world's biggest ever surfed wave off Portugal, the strongest whirlpool in Norway and, in Australia, the most dangerous rapids known to us. With the enticing combination of William's passionate text and collectable mapping illustrations, this is a book for anyone who feels the pull of the tides and call of the sea. FEATURING: New Zealand Australia Portugal France England Scotland Norway The Netherlands Spain Indonesia China Japan USA Canada Belize
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Dynamics of Ocean Tides

Author: Guri I. Marchuk,B.A. Kagan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027725523

Category: Science

Page: 327

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Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Author: Jean Souchay,Stéphane Mathis,Tadashi Tokieda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642329616

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Based on the lecture notes of a school titled ‘Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics’ that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe—from tiny satellites to whole galaxies—and on the most recent developments. It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective. Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions. They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings. Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.
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World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness

World of Warcraft

Author: Aaron Rosenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416560081

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde's merciless onslaught. Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde's tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?
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Tides, Surges and Mean Sea-Level

Author: D. T. Pugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 472

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The aim of this book is to present modern tidal ideas to those who are not tidal specialists, but for whom some knowledge of tides is involved in their professional or scientific field. These include hydrographers, marine and coastal engineers, geologists who specialize in beach or marine sedimentation processes, and biologists concerned with the ways in which living organisms adapt to the rhythms of the sea. Modern practical studies are concerned with problems of marine transport, coastal erosion and the design of coastal defences against flooding. Interest in mean sea-level changes has recently been focused on the possibility of significant increases over the coming century as a result of global warming. Examples of applications from North America, Europe and other parts of the world are included.
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Waves, Tides, and Shallow-water Processes

Author: John Wright,Angela Colling,Dave Park,Open University. Oceanography Course Team

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780750642811

Category: Science

Page: 227

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Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the Open University series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography. The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After outlining the sources of sediment supply to the oceans, some theoretical aspects of sediment movement and deposition by currents are considered. After looking at wave action in the littoral zone, the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries and deltas are explored. The final chapter provides an overview of shelf processes. This is a vital book for all oceanography undergraduate students worldwide. Easy to use question and answer format Full colour illustrations throughout 35-40% revised and extended from 1st edition
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Secrets of the Tides

A Richard and Judy bookclub choice

Author: Hannah Richell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409142973

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Every family has a secret: a dramatic family saga with a dark thread of suspense lurking at its heart. The Tides are a family with dark secrets. Haunted by the events of one tragic day ten years ago, they are each, in their own way, struggling to move forwards with their lives. Dora, the youngest daughter, lives in a ramshackle East End warehouse with her artist boyfriend Dan. Dora is doing a good job of skating across the surface of her life - but when she discovers she is pregnant the news leaves her shaken and staring back at the darkness of a long-held guilt. Returning to Clifftops, the rambling family house perched high on the Dorset coastline, Dora must confront her past. Clifftops hasn't changed in years and moving through its rooms and gardens, Dora can still feel the echo of that terrible summer's day when life changed forever for the Tides. As Dora begins her search for clues surrounding the events of that fateful day, she comes to realise that the path to redemption may rest with her troubled sister, Cassie. If Dora can unlock the secrets Cassie swore she would take to her grave, just maybe she will have a shot at salvation. But can long-held secrets ever really be forgiven? And even if you do manage to forgive and forget, how do you ever allow yourself to truly love again?
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Tides

A Scientific History

Author: David Edgar Cartwright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797467

Category: Science

Page: 292

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A history of the study of the tides over two millennia, from Ancient Greeks to present sophisticated space-age techniques.
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Galileo, Human Knowledge, and the Book of Nature

Method Replaces Metaphysics

Author: Joseph C. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401126208

Category: Science

Page: 201

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Galileo is revered as one of the founders of modern science primarily because of such discoveries as the law of falling bodies and the moons of Jupiter. In addition to his scientific achievements, Professor Pitt argues that Galileo deserves increased attention for his contributions to the methodology of the new science and that his method retains its value even today. In a detailed analysis of Galileo's mature works, Pitt reconstructs crucial features of Galileo's epistemology. He shows how Galileo's methodological insights grow out of an appreciation of the limits of human knowledge and he brings fresh insight to our concept of Galileo's methodology and its implications for contemporary debates. Working from Galileo's insistence on the contrast between the number of things that can be known and the limited abilities of human knowers, Pitt shows how Galileo's common sense approach to rationality permits the development of a robust scientific method. At the same time, Pitt argues that we should correct our picture of Galileo, the culture hero. Instead of seeing him as a martyr to the cause of truth, Galileo is best understood as a man of his times who was responding to a variety of social pressures during a period of intellectual and political turmoil. This book will be of interest to philosophers and to historians and sociologists of science as well as to a general readership interested in the scientific revolution.
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The Tides of Time

Author: John Brunner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575101717

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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First there was the end. After weeks of running from pursuers, Gene and Stacy finally found refuge on an isolated island. But around them the island changed - and so did they. Each time they awoke from sleep, they lived a different life in a different time. And the farther back they went, the more they lost their anchor to their own world. When at last they were found, the people they had become no longer recognised their pursuers. And that was the beginning.
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