Book Trailer of the Week

January 22, 2011

Our next Book Trailer of the Week is for Susan Casey’s riveting investigative study The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean.  A 2010 NY Times Notable Book, The Wave travels around the world and back in time to search out gargantuan walls of water including a 1,740 foot-high monster that pummeled the Alaskan coast in 1958.  Along the way, Casey meets scientists scrambling to make sense of the monster wave phenomenon as well as extreme surfing legend Laird Hamilton on his quest to hang 10 at 100 feet.  Mesmerizing and vivid, The Wave “brilliantly portrays humans beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.”  Surf’s up.


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