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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey.. Rogue waves are mythically huge, massively powerful, and terrifying to behold. If tornado-chasing seems a little decaf to you, try this one on for size. Science thrills (and kills).

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Susan Casey's new book on waves and the people who love them begins in January 2000 with scientists aboard the 295-foot British research ship Discovery trying to collect data from the North Atlantic ... The drama and implications of that trip propel Casey's book, "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean," which is much better than its redundant title suggests. ."

The LA Times

"Casey writes compellingly of the threat and beauty of the ocean at its most dangerous. We get vivid historical reconstructions and her firsthand account of being on a jet-ski watching surfers risk their lives. Casey also smoothly translates the science of her subject into engaging prose. This book will fascinate anyone who has even the slightest interest in the oceans that surround us.."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Susan Casey is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks. She served as creative director of Outside Magazine, where she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind the bestselling books Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, as well as the 2002 movie Blue Crush. The Toronto-born Casey was also recently named Editor-in-Chief of O, the Oprah Magazine. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean was published in September 2010. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Science/Technology; (326 pp. Rollicking read: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780767928847

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