Storms and Wild Water

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Storms at sea are terrifying and awe-inspiring, and provide an unparalleled thrill to those who encounter them¿and survive. This highly illustrated book brings storms vividly to life. The gripping text recounts experiences of small boats and large ships fighting their way to safety, while the photography brings home the sheer power of nature. It is an exciting and fascinating read. Chapters feature: ¿ What conditions whip up storms ¿ Small-boat experiences in storms ¿ Ships in storms ¿ The impact of storms on the land ¿ Formation of hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones ¿ Whirlpools and maelstroms ¿ Tsunamis ¿ Atlantic, Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean storms ¿ Monsoons ¿ Global warming

Author Biography

Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain. He took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic Crossing by powerboat. He is now a boating journalist in demand around the world.

Table of Contents

The Eye of the Stormp. 6
Forecasting Stormsp. 16
Ships in Stormsp. 24
Small Craft in Stormsp. 36
World Weather and Storm Creationp. 48
Tropical Revolving Stormsp. 56
Extreme Wavesp. 66
Perfect Stormsp. 84
When the Storms Meet the Landp. 90
The Wild Southern Oceanp. 104
Atlantic Ocean Stormsp. 112
Indian Ocean Monsoonsp. 118
Pacific Ocean Cyclonesp. 122
Regional and Local Windsp. 128
Wild Water and Whirlpoolsp. 136
Tsunamisp. 146
The Futurep. 152
Indexp. 158
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