Rogue Waves

Anatomy of a Monster


Author: Michel Olagnon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944429

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1507

Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they haven't been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research - until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters. With anecdotes, historical reports and objective analysis, all illustrated with evocative and rare photographs, Michel Olagnon's groundbreaking book is a definitive contribution to our understanding of this much-feared phenomenon. Amongst other questions in the book, he examines: - How are rogue waves created? - How do they live and die? - Are there different types? - Do they appear from nowhere? - Can ships and boats cope with them? - What lessons can be learned from past encounters? - Will meteorologists be able to provide warnings? Authoritative but highly readable, this is a fascinating and unique study into rogue waves, offering insights for all readers, but crucial advice for those who might encounter this dangerous phenomenon at sea.

Anatomy of a Shipwreck


Author: Sean McCollum,John D. Broadwater

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429647949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9434

"Describes the science behind shipwrecks, including causes, prevention, and famous shipwrecks"--Provided by publisher.

Anatomy of Wonder 4

A Critical Guide to Science Fiction


Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Bowker-Greenwood Imprint

ISBN: 9780835232883

Category: Science fiction

Page: 912

View: 5027

"Indispensable to any public/school/academic collection, even if the previous editions are owned."--VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES. "Admirably meets its objectives...highly recommended to high school, academic, & public libraries."--BOOKLIST. Fully revised & updated, the 4th edition of this Bowker classic continues to provide both a rich historical survey of the science fiction genre & an incomparable annotated science fiction bibliography. Divided into two parts: primary literature & secondary literature & research aids, this volume is invaluable for acquisition, course development, & research, as well as for browsing. It features: * concise summaries & evaluations of approximately 3,000 adult & juvenile science fiction titles published from SF's beginning through today--hundreds of titles appear for the first time. * discussion of science fiction poetry, comic books/strips & graphic novels. * "best book" indicators * detailed coverage of science fiction awards & organizations * a chapter on classroom aids with detailed guidance for junior/senior high school & college instructors * listings of films based on SF novels & short stories & guidance to books on tape & similar audio materials * a chapter on SF magazines * a tabulation of sources of information on authors * a comprehensive theme index, encouraging readers to explore works with similar themes * extensive cross-referencing & series information.

Dreadful Pleasures

An Anatomy of Modern Horror


Author: James B. Twitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 9904

Analyzes horror fiction and movies from a psychoanalytical point of view and discusses the reasons for the popularity of horror stories

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever



Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787674700

Category: Music

Page: 1655

View: 1907

Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

Video Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee

The Complete Guide to Movies on Videocassette, DVD and Laserdisc


Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Visible Ink Pr

ISBN: 9781578591206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1800

View: 3294

Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.