There was Darwin, about the adaptation of living species and their environments; now we have details of how lunisolar gravitational forces provide the energy for the ocean and atmospheric dynamics.
Praise for The Deep Pull
"The Deep Pull: A Major Advance in the Science of Tides is a compelling and engaging read that offers a fresh look at what might otherwise be considered a “well-known” natural phenomenon. This book begins with a strong preface and introduction that explains your motivation for writing the book and offers readers a clear idea of the book’s focus. This has been achieved through [the author's] logical flow of information, the wonderful conversational tone of your writing, and your clear explanations that are often supplemented with helpful analogies."
- FriesenPress Editor
"A thoughtful challenge to the tidal status quo." Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE DEEP PULL A MAJOR ADVANCE IN THE SCIENCE OF TIDES
As science advances at breakneck speed, it becomes harder to make new discoveries and chart uncharted territory. Yet The Deep Pull: A Major Advance in the Science of Ocean Tides does just that. This book offers the world a new model of tide formation that can actually find a pattern in previously unintelligible tide data and be applied to both oceanic and atmospheric tides. At the heart of this new model is a new theory on where lunisolar gravitational forces act. With this simple key, the author opens a new way of understanding a centuries-old science.
Written for anyone with an interest in the mechanics behind natural phenomena, Walter Hayduk takes the readers through his thought process behind his new discovery. His accessible and engaging, step-by-step manner of uncovering a new paradigm through the exploration of data, analogies, and natural phenomena – from the Bay of Fundy’s incredible tides to tornadoes – provides the reader with the excitement of his or her own eureka moment of understanding the secret of the tides.
A NOTE FROM WALTER HAYDUK
THE BASIS OF MY NEW SCIENCE ABOUT TIDES It is normally considered that the moon’s gravitational forces on the ocean are most pronounced at the moon’s zenith. Here, the depth of ocean available for the lunar tractive force averages 4.2 km. Actually, my new science is largely based on a simple principle about gravitational forces....Newton’s Law. It follows from Newton’s Law that, among other things, the moon’s gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass of the ocean brine being drawn by the moon. From the point of view of the moon there is, effectively, at the very outside edge of the earth’s circumference, a very deep stretch of ocean, tangent to the ocean floor. Along this tangent the ocean depth is more than 100 times that of the average ocean depth. As a result of this, at the outside or peripheral edge all around the earth, the lunar gravitational force on the ocean is more than 100 times that at the moon’s zenith. This is, essentially, the basis for the new ‘tide science’. The moon exerts a strong gravitational force on a deep stretch of ocean, a peripheral belt, simultaneously all around the globe. Surprisingly, I have found that no one before has made this observation. Hence, this discovery appears to be new and completely original. There are numerous implications for tide formation, of ocean currents, and related events associated with this newly discovered reality. The resulting modified descriptions of numerous oceanographic events based on the newly discovered conditions are detailed in my book.
About Crash course 157 causes of collisions and how to prevent them
No one wants to be a traffic statistic. No one has to be, according to Walter Hayduk. Our tolerance of the carnage on the roads is extraordinary. A plane crash anywhere in the world is covered in the news media and reported in considerable detail, with pictures of the wreckage, of friends and relatives grieving and of injured survivors when there are any.
The reality is that the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Canada is roughly equivalent to a jumbo jet with 300 passengers crashing every week, all year long. If a jumbo jet crashed every week there would be a public outcry at such unnecessary loss of life and such fear generated that most people would give up flying. Yet we still get in our cars, drive all over our city streets, and to towns and cities along our highways expecting to arrive safely, all the time seemingly oblivious to the real and ever-present dangers along the way. Crash Course explores many of the myriad risks drivers take daily, and proposes safe driving practices that will save drivers, passengers and pedestrians from that all-too-common fate: injury or death in an automobile crash.
Walter Hayduk is a chemical engineer and retired university professor who likes to understand how things work and fix them when needed – whether it’s a leaky faucet or a scientific model. He notes, “All my life I have been interested in natural phenomena, including the climate. I have a knack of attacking problems head-on with imaginative ideas, persistence and hard work.” Thus, armed with a globe of the world, almanacs, many diagrams, the Internet, and a lifetime of accumulated information, Walter began his journey to truly understand tide formation, and in particular, the previously unexplained progression of tide times. After more than a year of study, he came up with a paradigm-shifting explanation that just may change how we view the natural world.
Today Walter and his wife, Bev, live in Ottawa, where they enjoy frequenting local coffee shops and appreciating music. Walter is also the author of Crash Course: 157 Causes of Collisions and How to Prevent Them.