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The Wave - In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean-logo

The Wave - In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

Susan Casey

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From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories-waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet's waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea-including several that approached 100 feet. As scientists scramble to understand this phenomenon, others view the giant waves as the ultimate challenge. These are extreme surfers who fly around the world trying to ride the ocean's most destructive monsters. The pioneer of extreme surfing is the legendary Laird Hamilton, who, with a group of friends in Hawaii, figured out how to board suicidally large waves of 70 and 80 feet. Casey follows this unique tribe of peo­ple as they seek to conquer the holy grail of their sport, a 100­-foot wave. In this mesmerizing account, the exploits of Hamilton and his fellow surfers are juxtaposed against scientists' urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves-from the tsunami that wiped out 250,000 people in the Pacific in 2004 to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast. Like Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, The Wave brilliantly portrays human beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

10h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:28