The Wavewatcher's Companion

The Wavewatcher's Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
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Authors
Gavin Pretor-Pinney
ISBN
9780747589761
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
320
Dimensions
129 x 198mm
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney started wondering about waves when he found himself in a glider 'surfing' a gigantic Australian cloud called the Morning Glory; its similarity to an ocean wave was startling. So he embarked on a global journey of wave discovery that was at first intended as an excuse for a holiday to Hawaii. But other kinds of wave kept cropping up to impede his departure.

Brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, Mexican waves - all played a role in delaying Gavin's arrival on Waikiki Beach. If you've ever wondered why your heart beats, snakes slither, suspension bridges collapse, butterfly wings shimmer, saucers fly, traffic jams - it's all about waves......
ISBN:
9780747589761
Publication Date:
01 / 07 / 2010
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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