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The Wave free pdf They have long been mariners' tales of 100-foot rogue waves - gargantuan monsters that sink super-tankers in the blink of an eye. But waves that high violate the laws of physics, so science has dismissed them as myth. Until now. In February 2000 the research ship, RRS Discovery, was trapped by a vortex of mammoth waves in the North Atlantic. Amazingly the ship survived and its state-of-the-art equipment registered waves nearing 100-feet. Something scary is brewing in the planet's waters. And with 72 per cent of earth covered by sea, this is serious business. Cut to Maui, Hawaii, a surf mecca where a 100-foot wave is seen as the ultimate challenge. Casey follows extreme surfing legend, Laird Hamilton, and his unique tribe as they hunt down this grail. The action zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to supercomputer data labs, as Casey juxtaposes the exploits of big-wave surfers against scientists' urgent efforts to predict devastating rogue waves. Like Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air", "The Wave" is an extraordinary story about man confronting nature at its most ferocious.

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 magazine.

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Author : Susan Casey
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 07 July 2011
ISBN : 0099531763
EAN : 9780099531760
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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