Many of us in the Pacific Northwest feel a profound connection to the water, and Seattle-based author Jonathan White is no exception. In his book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, White uses his surfing and sailing adventures across the globe to take us on a journey of scientific inquiry. As a water enthusiast, he’s traveled to five continents to experience the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world.
As a conservationist, White is the founder and former director of the Resource Institute and has served on many conservation boards including the San Juan Preservation Trust and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. He’ll bring both these worlds together to explore the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion.