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    DescriptionRising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet under the surface of the ocean. A sailor will tell you to avoid Cortes Bank at all cost, the treacherous seamount can destroy a hull without warning. A fisherman will tell you that the bank is a lost Eden teeming with enormous abalone, lobsters and shark. A diver might spin an unbelievable yarn about a giant shit that lies just beneath the surf in gin clear water. But a big wave surfer will tell you that Cortes Bank produces the biggest ride-able wave on the face of the earth. In this dramatic work of narrative non-fiction New York Times journalist Chris Dixson unlocks the secrets of Cortes Bank and embarks on his own odyssey alongside the hellmen and crazies who have tried their luck there and narrowly lived to tell the tale. Dixon's meticulously researched, entirely authentic story pulls the reader into the harrowing world of big wave surfing and high seas adventure above the most enigmatic and dangerous rock in the entire ocean. The true story of this Everest of the Pacific will thrill anyone with an abiding curiosity of and respect for, Mother Ocean.


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    Title
    Ghost Wave
    Subtitle
    The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Dixon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 603 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811876285
    ISBN 10: 0811876284
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: RBKC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBWF
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14430
    BIC subject category V2: WSSG
    B&T Approval Code: A09304000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO069000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBWF, 1QSP
    DC22: 797.3209794
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV839.65.C2 D59 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 797.3209794
    Thema V1.0: SPG
    Illustrations note
    Photographs and Illustrations
    Publisher
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    Chris Dixon's work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and Surfer's Journal among other publications.
    Review quote
    "If you are looking for a great read that tells a story of utter devotion to the ocean, its mysteries, and its dangers, then Ghost Wave...is definitely the book for you... This is definitely a book for anyone wanting to get a grasp on the unpredictable oceans and see into the terrifying yet exhilarating lives of big wave surfers." -PlanetSave