The Wave: in pursuit of the rogues, freaks, and giants of the ocean

This book is scary, and it’s not fiction.  Susan Casey, author of The Devil’s Teeth, spent time with both scientists and surfers in pursuit of monster waves – waves so big they can demolish oil rigs, swallow tankers, or furnish the ride of a lifetime for a surfer, if he survives.  Researching the whys and hows of these immense, unpredictable renegades, Casey uncovers some very frightening realities.  Giant waves are increasing in size and frequency as ocean levels rise.  Add to the mix that most of the world’s largest cities are located in coastal regions, and you have a horror story in the making.  I really like this nonfiction tsunami of information and entertainment – a great read to get your feet wet in the science and lore of these rogue swells. (submitted by KP)

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One response to “The Wave: in pursuit of the rogues, freaks, and giants of the ocean

  1. Read this book, after seeing the interview on the Daily Show – and have seen some of the places she mentions – all awesome.

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