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

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

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By (author) Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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  • Publisher: Perigee Books
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 19mm | 245g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2011
  • ISBN 10: 0399536701
  • ISBN 13: 9780399536700
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 115,369

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A lively, revealing look at waves of all kinds from the bestselling author of "The Cloudspotter's Guide" Get ready for a global journey like no other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a quiet afternoon at the shore and ends with the world-class Hawaiian surf, making side trips 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.