Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities

Mike Tidwell (Author)

Product Details

Free Press
Publish Date
June 05, 2007
6.62 X 0.52 X 8.46 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Mike Tidwell predicted in vivid detail the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book, Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast. He has written five books centered on the themes of travel and nature. These include Amazon Stranger (detailing efforts to save the Ecuadorian rain forest) and In the Mountains of Heaven (travels to exotic lands across the globe). Tidwell has won four Lowell Thomas awards, the highest prize in American travel journalism, and is a former grantee of the National Endowment for the Arts. His articles have appeared in many national publications. Tidwell is also founder and director of the U.S. Climate Emergency Council, based in Takoma Park, Maryland. A native of Georgia, he now lives in Maryland with his nine-year-old son, Sasha.


"The ignoble American response to the unprecedented peril of climate change has produced few heroes, but Mike Tidwell is one. Here he shows why -- this book is a perfect mix of reporting, motivation, and specific advice for the huge work ahead of us. A truly crucial book, one that will make a difference!" -- Bill McKibben, author, The End of Nature
"The Ravaging Tide makes brutally clear that Katrina was but a curtain-raiser, that big oil and big coal have taken our government hostage, and that America's historical legacy may well be as the chief exporter of climate chaos to the rest of the world. The time for action, Mike Tidwell insists, is now. And the most critical actor is you." -- Ross Gelbspan, author, The Heat Is On (1998) and Boiling Point (2004)