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The Resource The wavewatcher's companion, Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White

The wavewatcher's companion, Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White

Label
The wavewatcher's companion
Title
The wavewatcher's companion
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White
Title variation
wavewatchers companion
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One bright February afternoon, on a beach in Cornwall, Gavin Pretor-Pinney took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling into shore. Mesmerised, he wondered where they had come from, and decided to find out. He soon realised that waves don't just appear on the ocean, they are everywhere around us, and our lives depend on them. From the rippling beats of our hearts, to the movement of food through our digestive tracts and of signals across our brains, waves are the transport systems of our bodies
Summary
One bright February afternoon, on a beach in Cornwall, Gavin Pretor-Pinney took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling into shore. Mesmerised, he wondered where they had come from, and decided to find out. He soon realised that waves don't just appear on the ocean, they are everywhere around us, and our lives depend on them. From the rippling beats of our hearts, to the movement of food through our digestive tracts and of signals across our brains, waves are the transport systems of our bodies
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2011.
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10053283
Cataloging source
NOV
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Pretor-Pinney, Gavin
Dewey number
531.1133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rooney, David
  • White, Graham
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True
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Waves
Target audience
general
Label
The wavewatcher's companion, Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045800072
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747589761
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The wavewatcher's companion, Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by David Rooney ; additional illustrations by Graham White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045800072
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747589761
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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