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  • The Power of the Sea: An Evening with Bruce Parker

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Science & the City

      • Registration Closed

    Every time we turn on the news it seems like the earth is on the attack—tsunamis, storm surges, and El Niño feel like connected threats. Bruce Parker's The Power of the Sea, tells the story of our struggle to protect humanity from the waters that surround us. Through the lens of physics, Parker interweaves compelling disaster stories with scientific discoveries from ancient man through today and explains how we use modern technology to predict the sea’s destructive power.

    We have had many successes in our ability to predict disasters and save lives, but we are still searching for solutions to problems that remain in predicting tsunamis, rogue waves, as well as critical aspects of El Niño and climate change.

    The Power of the Sea dramatically shows how marine science impacts all our lives and how it can help us predict and then prepare for some of the most devastating natural disasters.

    Join Science & the City and Dr. Parker for a talk about the power and wonder of the sea.

    Member: $15
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member: $10
    Nonmember: $25
    Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember: $15