The Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates
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|Format:||Paperback, 176 pages|
|Other Information: ||30figs. 60photos, 11 charts, 11 maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 10 March 2009|
Following international acclaim for "Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing" (Alison Hodge, 2002), Tony Butt's "The Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates" will appeal to surfers and all those who are fascinated by the sea and the coast. Four major sections look at Coastal Geology (Beaches; Reefs; Rivermouths); Climate and Big Waves (Climatic Cycles; Storminess and Surf; Searching for the Biggest Waves; Controlling the Waves: Every Surfer's Dream?); Coastal Intervention (Coastal Erosion; Coastal Modification and the Surf; Oil Spills and Ecocide); and The Planet Bites Back (Tropical Cyclones; Global Warming and the Surf; Tsunami).
Table of Contents
Coastal Geology: 1 Waves and Beaches; 2 Reefs; 3 Rivermouths; Climate and Big Waves: 4 Climatic Cycles, Storminess and Surf; 5 Searching for the Biggest Waves; 6 Controlling the Waves: Every Surfer's Dream?; Coastal Intervention: 7 Coastal Erosion; 8 Coastal Modification and the Surf; 9 Oil Spills and Ecocide; The Planet Bites Back: 10 Tropical Cyclones; 11 Global Warming and the Surf; 12 Tsunamis; Some Books You Might Enjoy; Index; Acknowledgements
About the Author
Dr Tony Butt is a big wave specialist based in the Basque Country, and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. He is the author of Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing, and a regular contributor to European surfing magazines. He runs a wave prediction website, www.swell-forecast.com.
|Publisher: ||Alison Hodge|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 18.0 centimeters (0.65 kg)|