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Author Kampion, Drew.
Title Waves : from surfing to tsunami / by Drew Kampion ; illustrations by Jeff Petersen.
Pub Info Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, [c2005]
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 551.463 KAM     AVAILABLE
Edition [1st ed.].
Descript 79 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 76).
Contents Where do waves come from? -- Where in the universe are we? -- Tidal waves -- Wind and waves -- How do waves move? -- Rogue waves -- Tsunami! -- River bore waves -- Types of breaking waves -- Beach break waves -- Reef break waves -- Point break waves -- Reef pass waves -- Riding waves -- Surfing giant waves! -- Tow-in surfing.
Summary Describes how waves form, what moves them, why they are important, how people and animals use them, and the different types, including tidal, rogue, and breaking waves. Who can resist the hypnotic rhythm of the ocean's waves? To understand why the surf and the sea capture us like they do, Waves takes a closer look at the mystery and mechanics behind waves. Author Drew Kampion examines how waves form, what moves them, and why they are important. Where do waves come from? Where in the universe are we? Tidal waves, the life cycle of ocean waves. How do waves move? Rogue waves, tsunami, river bore waves, types of breaking waves, beach break waves, reef break waves, point break waves, reef pass waves, riding waves, surfing giant waves, a mixture of science and storytelling. Waves: Echoes of the storm captures both the facts and the thrill of the ocean's energy. With amazing photographs, original artwork, interesting experiments, and unusual facts, this is a book you won't want to miss.
Subject Ocean waves.
Wave mechanics.
Ocean waves.
Genre Picture books for children.
ISBN 1586852124