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Tides of Wales, The - Compact Wales

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  • Tides of Wales, The - Compact Wales
  • ISBN: 9781845243142
  • David George Bowers
  • Publication: March 2021
  • Format: Paperback, 150x155 mm, 136 pages

It is unusual to see a book about the tides of a single country. A book about tides in Wales is akin to, for example, one about rainbows in Madagascar. So, what's so special about Welsh tides to make them merit this book?

Along its relatively short coastline, Wales manages to pack in some of the greatest tidal phenomena on our planet. On a journey around the Welsh coast you can see the largest rise and fall of the tide in Europe (and in the world, outside Canada). It is a fact that many of the subtleties of tidal mixing were first discovered in Welsh coastal and offshore waters and then found to be important wherever there are tides. Historically, Welsh people have always been exceptionally good at using the tide. They made traps to catch fish and tide mills to grind wheat (the tide provided the country with its loaves and its fishes). As we move to an uncertain energy future, the great Welsh tides can be harnessed as a clean and reliable source of energy.