The Wave Watcher's Companion: Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations

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Penguin, Jul 6, 2010 - Nature - 336 pages
Get ready for a global journey like none other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a massive surfable cloud and ends with the majestic Pacific ocean, making side trips along the way to reveal the ups and downs of brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, and much more.
 

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3.5 A quick and entertaining hodge-podge of waviness. Arch and warm, the digression is the point. Worth it for surfing the bore and explaining Roswell. Read full review

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35. The Wave Watcher's Companion: Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations by Gavin Pretor-Pinney published: 2010 format: 320 page Paperback acquired: from amazon in 2012 ... Read full review

Contents

Wave Watching for Beginners
The First Wave WHICH PASSES THROUGH US
The Second Wave WHICH FILLS OUR WORLD WITH MUSIC
The Third Wave ON WHICH OUR INFORMATION AGE DEPENDS
The Fourth Wave WHICH GOES WITH THE FLOW
The Fifth Wave WHEN WAVES TURN NASTY
The Sixth Wave WHICH FLOWS BETWEEN
The Seventh Wave WHICH EBBS AND FLOWS
The Eighth Wave WHICH BRINGS COLOR TO OUR WORLD
The Ninth Wave WHICH COMES CRASHING ASHORE
NOTES
Acknowledgements
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a renowned journalist and cofounder of The Idler magazine in England. A former science nerd and a graduate of Oxford University, he has been obsessed with clouds since childhood. His writing has appeared in The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and elsewhere. Based in London and Somerset, Gavin is the founder and chair of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Visit their website at www.cloudappreciationsociety.org.

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