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

Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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For centuries, mariners spun tales of rogue waves over one hundred feet high and scientists dismissed them. Then a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of mammoth waves. As scientists scramble to understand these destructive monsters, others fly around the world in search of them. Susan Casey juxtaposes the exploits of Laird Hamilton and his fellow extreme surfers against scientists' urgent efforts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Casey
ISBN: 9781410434036 1410434036
OCLC Number: 669269806
Description: 551 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 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, on the Cortes Bank --
The wild coast --
At the edge of the horizon.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Susan Casey.

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For centuries, mariners spun tales of rogue waves over one hundred feet high and scientists dismissed them. Then a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of mammoth waves. As scientists scramble to understand these destructive monsters, others fly around the world in search of them. Susan Casey juxtaposes the exploits of Laird Hamilton and his fellow extreme surfers against scientists' urgent efforts to understand the annihilating power of waves. (Bestseller).

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