In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the OceanBook - 2010
The New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth probes the dramatic convergence of baffling gargantuan waves that pummel oil rigs and sink massive ships, the extreme surfers willing to stare down death in order to ride them, and the marine scientists trying to unlock the physics of these waves, the climate changes that are provoking them, and what chaos they might wreak. Susan Casey explores the phenomenon of monster waves and how they have become an obsession for extreme surfers like Laird Hamilton -- who serves as the author's guide as she takes the reader into the intense, white-knuckle world of 100-foot waves.
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EPLGreatStuff_Caroline Jul 24, 2017
"This book delves into the mystery and science behind these mega waves (70, 80, even 100ft!) and the dangers they pose (especially on our warming planet), while simultaneously following extreme surfers who travel around the world to surf these "monster waves." I couldn't put this ... Read More »