Waves

Waves : From Surfing to Tsunami

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Who can resist the hypnotic rhythm of the ocean's waves? To understand why the surf and the sea capture us like they do, Waves takes a closer look at the mystery and mechanics behind waves. Author Drew Kampion examines how waves form, what moves them, and why they are important. From rips to undertows, tsunamis to tidal bores, Waves examines at all kinds of wave action, lunar and wind influences, and the anatomy of a wave. Amazing photographs and unusual facts make this book both authoritative and fascinating. Mixing science and storytelling, this guidebook to the motion of the ocean gives readers a better understanding of waves. Drew Kampion is the former editor of Surfer, Surfing, Wind Surf, and Wind Tracks magazines. He founded, edited, and published the award-winning Island Independent, and is the author of the best-selling titles Stoked! A History of Surf Culture and Lost Coast: Stories from the Surf. Drew continues to write for magazines dedicated to the surfing life, as well as others. He lives in Washington state. Jeff Petersen was born and raised in northern California and studied art at San Francisco State University. His paintings and drawings have appeared in magazines, books, and on skateboards and t-shirts. He lives in California.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 261.6 x 266.7 x 15.2mm | 748.44g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1586852124
  • 9781586852122
  • 1,907,135

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A mixture of science and storytelling, Waves: Echoes of the Storm captures both the facts and the thrill of the ocean's energy. With amazing photographs, original artwork, interesting experiments, and unusual facts, this is a book you won't want to miss!show more

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Who can resist the hypnotic rhythm of the ocean's waves? To understand why the surf and the sea capture us as they do, Waves: Echoes of the Storm takes a closer look at the mystery and mechanics behind waves. Author Drew Kampion examines how waves form, what moves them, and why they are important. Amazing photographs, original artwork, interesting experiments, and unusual facts make this book both authoritative and fascinating. Kampion mixes science and storytelling, capturing both the facts and the thrill of the ocean's energy. From rips to undertows, tsunamis to tidal bores, Waves: Echoes of the Storm is a definitive study of wave action, lunar and wind influences, and the anatomy of a wave.show more

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