The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Jonathan White, author of Tides: The Science & Spirit of the Ocean.
White is an expert mariner and marine conservationist who grew up in Malibu diving, sailing, and fishing. He has logged more than 100,000 miles sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic and has surfed all over the world. In the 1980s, he founded the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization that hosted a seminar series aboard Crusader, a 65-foot wooden schooner that sailed the Pacific Northwest.
Crusader's odysseys nearly ended 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 understand the history, science, and majesty of one of our planet's most remarkable phenomena. In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, White takes readers on a journey of discovery around the globe to witness the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. He also demonstrates how, in this age of drastic global climate shifts, tides offer critical insight into the planet's future.
The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Jonathan White at Malibu Library on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7 PM. RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call Malibu Library at 310.456.6438.
Wed, May 17, 2017