Waves

Waves

by Fredric Raichlen
     
 

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A guide to ocean waves traces their evolution from wind-wave generation to coastal effects.See more details below

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A guide to ocean waves traces their evolution from wind-wave generation to coastal effects.

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"Whether you are fascinated by maritime disaster or have a placid curiosity about waves, Mr. Raichlen's book offers a rich variety of information in brief. To his credit, he has decided to go into the science carefully and seriously.
He does so in clear, straightforward prose that addresses the complexity of waves in the real world, not just the idealizations of textbooks. Mr. Raichlen admirably avoids the razzle-dazzle that too often pervades the prose of popular science books;
his tone is uninflated and plain-spoken." -- The Wall Street
Journal

The MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262304962
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/19/2012
Series:
MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
9 MB

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"Whether you are fascinated by maritime disaster or have a placid curiosity about waves, Mr. Raichlen's book offers a rich variety of information in brief. To his credit, he has decided to go into the science carefully and seriously. He does so in clear, straightforward prose that addresses the complexity of waves in the real world, not just the idealizations of textbooks.

Mr. Raichlen admirably avoids the razzle-dazzle that too often pervades the prose of popular science books; his tone is uninflated and plain-spoken." — The Wall Street Journal

The MIT Press

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