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Author Pretor-Pinney, Gavin.

Title The wave watcher's companion : from ocean waves to light waves via shock waves, stadium waves, and all the rest of life's undulations / Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White.

Imprint New York : Perigee Books, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  530.124 P927w 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 336 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-326) and index.
Summary Offers information on how all sorts of waves work and how and why they form, including ocean waves, light waves, sound waves, and brain waves.
Contents Wave watching for beginners -- The first wave : which passes through us all -- The second wave : which fills our world with music -- The third wave : on which our information age depends -- The fourth wave : which goes with the flow -- The fifth wave : when waves turn nasty -- The sixth wave : which passes between us -- The seventh wave : which ebbs and flows -- The eighth wave : which brings color to our world -- The ninth wave : whichcomes crashing ashore.
Subject Waves.
ISBN 9780399534263 : $22.95

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