This groundbreaking and very readable research into the phenomenon of rogue waves demystifies what they really are, and reveals what combination of circumstances causes them, what can be learned from past encounters, and how to cope with them.
Michel Olagnon is an engineer and researcher at the French Institute of Maritime Research (IFREMER). His specialisms are wave statistics and the analysis of ship and marine structural reliability. He is the founder of the international conference on rogue waves.
A sober and thought-provoking book, which mixes science and passion for the subject to good effect, and makes a valuable contribution to broadening and deepening understanding of the phenomenon. * Nautilus Telegraph * Excellent photos, diagrams and illustrations support this well-written book. * The Ensign (US) *