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Time and Tide

A Romance of the Moon

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Author: Robert S. Ball
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,069 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 570
Added to site: 2008.01.13 19681
Genre: Science

Being Two Lectures Delivered in the Theatre of the London Institution, on the Afternoons of November 19 and 26, 1888.

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often described, then at every port noon should be the hour of high water on the day of the new moon or of the full moon, because then both tide-exciting bodies are on the meridian at the same time. Even if the friction retarded the great tidal wave uniformly, the high tide on the days of full or change should always occur at fixed hours; but, unfortunately, there is no such delightful theory of the tides as this would imply. At Greenock no doubt there is high water at or about noon on the day of full or change; and if it could be similarly said that on the day of full or change there was high water everywhere at local noon, then the equilibrium theory of the tides, as it is called, would be beautifully simple. But this is not the case. Even around our own coasts the discrepancies are such as to utterly discredit the theory as offering any practical guide. At Aberdeen the high tide does not appear till an hour later than the doctrine would suggest. It is two hours late at London, three at Tynemouth, four at T



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