The Tides: A Scientific History. David Edgar force. Leonhard Euler corrected this in 1740, sharing Cartwright. 1999. 292 pp. $74.95. Hardbound. with Daniel Bernoulli and two others a prize offered Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 52 1 62145 3. by the Academie Roy al e des Sciences in Paris. Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace, was the first to formulate the correct dynamical equations, particularly in his The study of tides has everything: it relates to rich classic paper in 1776. All this is nicely described by and intellectually challenging phenomena of wide- Cartwright, with a sprinkling of mathematics where spread occurrence in the oceans, the earth, and the bio- appropriate and occasional enlivening quotations, such sphere; it permits a rare and satisfying precision for as that fro m Nathaniel Bowditch, the American trans- the physical oceanographer; and it has a long and fas- cinating history. lator of Laplace's Mecanique Celeste: "Whenever I meet the words Thu s it plainly appears ...' , I am sure British oceanographer David Cartwright is one of that hours, perhaps days, of hard study will alone en- the leading tidal investigators of the late twentieth cen- able me to discover how it plainly appears."
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1999
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera