Author Talk and Book Signing: Jonathan White “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” with Schoodic Institute on Thurs., Aug. 9

Author Jonathan White spent 20 years from the traveling from northern reaches of the Arctic, to the Qiantang River in China to the beaches in California– to witness the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world. Join White as he talks about his book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. This event is co-sponsored by Schoodic Institute. There will be a reception before the event beginning at 6 p.m.

“Tides” combines adventure travel and scientific inquiry and looks into the mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. The Surfer’s Journal writes, “[White goes] to some of the wildest corners of the earth…[and] offers a depth of tidal knowledge I could have never imagined.” “Tides” won the 2018 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Best Book and was short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize, the largest international book award for small, academic and independent presses.

White grew up diving, sailing and fishing on the beaches of Southern California, has logged more than one hundred thousand miles sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic, and has surfed all over the world. In the 1980s, he founded the Resource Institute. He 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.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more about White visit and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or