The Wave Watcher's Companion: From Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations

The Wave Watcher's Companion: From Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations

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By (author) Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Illustrated by David Rooney, Illustrated by Graham White

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  • Publisher: Perigee Books
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 23mm | 449g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0399534261
  • ISBN 13: 9780399534263
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 287,137

Product description

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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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.