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The wave : in pursuit of the rogues, freaks, and giants of the ocean

Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructive capabilities of tsunamis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Casey
ISBN: 9780767928854 0767928857
OCLC Number: 693809675
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2010.
Description: 408 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Grand Empress --
Broken skulls --
Schrödinger's wave --
Karma, tiger sharks, and the golden carrot --
Wave good-bye --
Mavericks --
"I never saw anything like it" --
Killers --
Heavy weather --
Egypt --
Out, way out, and the Cortes Bank --
The wild coast --
At the edge of the horizon --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Susan Casey.

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Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructive capabilities of tsunamis.

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