A journey round the world's most extraordinary coasts and seas. In his previous book, The Book of Tides, William Thomson took the reader on a mesmerising journey round the coast of Britain. Now, he sets out with his surfboard and tidal compass to encounter the waters of the world, charting his most extraordinary sights and experiences. These include the whirlpools of the Arctic circle, the world's biggest ever surfed wave off Portugal, the strongest whirlpool in Norway and, in Australia, the most dangerous rapids known to us. Featuring: New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, France, England, Scotland, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain, Indonesia, China, Japan, USA, Canada, and Belize.
With the enticing combination of William's passionate text and collectible mapping illustrations, this is a book for anyone who feels the pull of the tides and call of the sea.
William Thomson is an artist, author and oceanographer. He runs a website where he produces hand-illustrated tidal charts. He lives wherever the water is best.