A Talk and Book Signing with Jonathan White, author of TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Friday, July 14, noon-2pm, Auditorium, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
Expert mariner and marine conservationist Jonathan White spent four consecutive summers visiting the Bay of Fundy region during his research on tides. Now he is returning to promote his new book, TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean (Trinity University Press 2017). White will be sharing his insights on why the Bay of Fundy is a teaching ground and critical to understanding what global warming means for our coastlines.
In the 1980s, White founded the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization for which he hosted a renowned seminar series aboard Crusader, a 65-foot wooden schooner that sailed the Pacific Northwest. Crusader’s odysseys nearly ended, however, in 1990 when the boat ran aground and was nearly destroyed on a large tide in Alaska’s Kalinin Bay. Shaken and intrigued by his underestimation of tides and their power, White set off on a quest across the globe to better understand our planet’s most remarkable phenomena.