The Wave

The Wave : In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 280g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps (some col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 0099531763
  • 9780099531760
  • 101,928

Review quote

"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 Chronicleshow more

About Susan Casey

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 more