The Wave: In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

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Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves.

These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down.

This is a white-knuckle ride with the men who live to catch rogue waves. It zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to super-computer data labs. Find out what happens when nature confronts nature at her most ferocious.

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"An enthralling story of... pursuit of the most mesmerizing- and terrifying- freaks of nature ever seen" ( Sunday Times)

"Arguably the best book yet written about big-wave surfing" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Fascinating, heroic, dazzling, terrifying, amazing, mesmerizing, instructive, enlightening, superb. This is the Dragon Tattoo, Moby-Dick, Into Thin Air for our time" ( Globe and Mail)

"Examines big waves from every angle, and goes in deep with... mariners, wave scientists and extreme surfers... [A] wonderfully vivid, kinetic narrative" ( New York Times Book Review)

"Immensely powerful, beautiful, addictive and, yes, incredibly thrilling... Like a surfer who is happily hooked, the reader simply won't be able to get enough of it" ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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Colossal rogue waves are nature's most deadly new phenomena - meet the obsessed super surfers and sceintists who dare to cross their path.

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