Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 9 - Think and Explain: 81

Answer

The Mediterranean Sea and the other bodies of water mentioned are relatively small compared to, say, an ocean. Different parts of it are at roughly the same distance from the moon. The gravitational pulls do not differ by much from side to side, so tides don't form.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 169.
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