Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science edited by Stefanie Hessler

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October 2018, no. 405
Michael Adams reviews 'Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science' edited by Stefanie Hessler

Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science

edited by Stefanie Hessler

MIT Press (Footprint), $69.99 hb, 256 pp, 9780262038096

Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science edited by Stefanie Hessler

Reviewed by
October 2018, no. 405

Humans live on the Blue Planet: seventy per cent of ‘Earth’ is covered by oceans. We increasingly hear these descriptions: that oceans are the largest habitat, that eighty per cent of all species live there, that they determine weather and climate. All of which, and much more, is true. But the meaning of this still fails to find purchase with most people. The edited volume Tidalectics – subtitled ‘Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science’, and compiling a pelagic compendium to unsettle and then reconfigure assumed certainties – engages with this challenge.

Michael Adams reviews 'Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science' edited by Stefanie Hessler

Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science

edited by Stefanie Hessler

MIT Press (Footprint), $69.99 hb, 256 pp, 9780262038096

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