Image courtesy of Eagle Harbor Book Company | Jonathan White will return to Eagle Harbor Book Company at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his Pacific Northwest Book Award winner “Tides.”

Image courtesy of Eagle Harbor Book Company | Jonathan White will return to Eagle Harbor Book Company at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his Pacific Northwest Book Award winner “Tides.”

Author talks ‘Tides’ at Eagle Harbor Books

Jonathan White will return to Eagle Harbor Book Company at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his Pacific Northwest Book Award winner, “Tides.”

This time, the Winslow shop will co-host the event with the Kitsap Audubon Society.

In “Tides,” 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 travels to the Arctic to shimmy down a hole in the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for blue mussels in the dark cavities below; to the Qiantang River in China to witness the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that crashes its way up the 80-mile river; to California to shadow the Mavericks competition, where surfers paddle into deadly waves 60 feet high.

In France’s Le Mont Saint-Michel he learns how the monks were inspired by the tide, and at the Royal Society of London he discovers how Plato and Aristotle, Leonardo de Vinci, Newton, Descartes and many other noted thinkers had been captivated by the tide’s mystery.

“Tides” won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s Best Book Award, a National Outdoor Book Award, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, and has been nominated for a Washington State Book Award, as well as others.

It was released in China last month, and is currently being considered for a BBC film adaptation.

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.

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