Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes marine conservationist Jonathan White for a reading and signing of his new book, Tides: The Spirit of the Ocean.
In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, he shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont St. Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture – the very old and very new.
Jonathan White is an active marine conservationist, a sailor, and a surfer. His first book, Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity, is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature and features Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiessen, and others. White has written for the Christian Science Monitor, The Sun, Orion, Surfer’s Journal, and other publications. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington State.
This event will be free at Bookshop Santa Cruz with open seating. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.
If you cannot join us for this event, you can still have a copy of his book Tides signed for you at the event. Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store once they are signed. Internet orders must be placed by Friday, June 22nd. After that, please call the store to inquire about signed editions at 831-423-0900.
Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn’t guaranteed.