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www.sea-technology.com June 2017 / st 61 The Salvager: The Life of Captain Tom Reid on the Great Lakes By Mary Frances Doner Paperback. 392 pp. University of Minnesota Press. $21.95 First published in 1958, "The Salvager" is both a narrative history of Great Lakes shipping disasters of 1880 to 1950 and the life story of Captain Thomas Reid, who operated one of the region's largest salvaging companies during that era. Using the actual records of the Reid Wrecking and Tow- ing Co., as well as Reid's personal logs and letters, Mary Frances Doner deftly tells the stories not only of the mari- time disasters and the wrecking adventures that followed, but also of those waiting back onshore for their loved ones to return. Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms: Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives By Philippe Quevauviller, Paolo Ciavola, Emmanuel Garnier Hardback. 188 pp. Wiley. $120.00 A large part of the world's coastlines consists of sandy beaches and dunes that may undergo dramatic changes dur- ing storms. Extreme storm events in some cases dominate the erosion history of the coastline and may have dramatic impacts on densely populated coastal areas. Policy, research and historical background are essential elements that need to be interconnected for effective coastal planning and man- agement. This book discusses this framework. Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean By Jonathan White Hardcover. 360 pp. Trinity University Press. $18.30 Writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a 25-ft. tidal bore that crashes 80 mi. up the Qiantang River; in France, he in- terviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture. The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History (Earthscan Oceans) 1st Edition By Ben Daley Paperback. 254 pp. Routledge. $49.95 The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world's largest cor- al reef ecosystem. It has been designated as a World Heri- tage Area but is threatened as it has been subject to increas- ing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change. The reef is now protected as a marine park. This book provides an original account of the environmental his- tory of the Great Barrier Reef, based on extensive archival and oral history research. It documents and explains the main human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef since Euro- pean settlement in the region, focusing particularly on the century from 1860 to 1960. ST books Explore, Learn, Share! Join Teledyne Marine for their newly expanded users' workshop in which speakers, influencers, and attendees from around the globe will converge to explore, learn and share their experiences on a broad range of products, applications and technology. This intensive workshop, which is preceded by a day of networking events, will include customer presentations, product/software training, field service meetings, dockside and on-water demonstrations provided by Teledyne Marine's twenty-three industry-leading brands. Products will include: ADCPs, CTDs, DVLs, Imaging and Mapping Sonars and Software, Motion Sensors, Navigation Systems, AUVs, ROVs, Lights and Cameras, Modems, Gliders, Surface Vehicles, Interconnect Solutions—and more! Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop October 15-18, 2017 • Catamaran Resort San Diego, CA, USA For all the information, visit: www.teledynemarine.com/TMTW17 www.teledynemarine.com

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