[Tweeters] April 25...Tuesday 7 PM

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 21:32:18 PDT 2017


*General Membership Meeting with Jonathan White*

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

After nearly losing his 65-foot wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide,
writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He
knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? He read a
book, then two. Ten years later, he had read three hundred books and
crisscrossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most
amazing tides in the world. In China he confronted the Silver Dragon, a
25-foot tidal bore that races 80 miles up the Qiantang River. At London’s
Royal Society, he dug into the earliest Western tide science, which
preoccupied thinkers from Da Vinci to Galileo to Newton. In the Arctic he
followed an Inuit elder down a small hole through thick winter ice to
gather fresh blue mussels in the cavities left by the low tide. With
photographs, stories, and short readings from his newest book (Jan. 2017),
Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising
and poetic workings of the tide. Books will be available at the
presentation.

Jonathan White (http://jonathanwhitewriter.com/) has written for the *Christian
Science Monitor, Sierra, The Sun, Surfer’s Journal, Orion*, and other
publications. His first book, *Talking on the Water* (Sierra Club Books),
is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature.
White is an active marine conservationist, holds an MFA in creative
nonfiction, and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington
State.

* Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:*

*April 25th, 7pm*

Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room

* free & open to the public!*


--
happy birding
Twink
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach
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