The Wave: In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies


By (author) Susan Casey

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 22mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099531763
  • ISBN 13: 9780099531760
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps (some col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 178,074

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Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves. These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down. This is a white-knuckle ride with the men who live to catch rogue waves. It zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to super-computer data labs. Find out what happens when nature confronts nature at her most ferocious.

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Author information

Susan Casey, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Devil's Teeth, is the Editor-in-Chief of O, the Oprah Magazine, and has also served as creative director of Outside magazine.

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"An enthralling story of... pursuit of the most mesmerizing- and terrifying- freaks of nature ever seen" Sunday Times "Arguably the best book yet written about big-wave surfing" Times Literary Supplement "Fascinating, heroic, dazzling, terrifying, amazing, mesmerizing, instructive, enlightening, superb. This is the Dragon Tattoo, Moby-Dick, Into Thin Air for our time" Globe and Mail "Examines big waves from every angle, and goes in deep with... mariners, wave scientists and extreme surfers... [A] wonderfully vivid, kinetic narrative" New York Times Book Review "Immensely powerful, beautiful, addictive and, yes, incredibly thrilling... Like a surfer who is happily hooked, the reader simply won't be able to get enough of it" San Francisco Chronicle