The Wave


Author: Morton Rhue
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141368931
Category:
Page: 160
View: 5245
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    • Nature

The Wave

In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767928857
Category: Nature
Page: 408
View: 1114
Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Wave


Author: Todd Strasser
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0307979121
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 138
View: 3019
Tells the story of a high school history class experiment that frighteningly demonstrated the power of fascism.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Wave


Author: Sonali Deraniyagala
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771025386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 5865
A brave, intimate, beautifully crafted memoir by a survivor of the tsunami that struck the Sri Lankan coast in 2004 and took her entire family. On December 26, Boxing Day, Sonali Deraniyagala, her English husband, her parents, her two young sons, and a close friend were ending Christmas vacation at the seaside resort of Yala on the south coast of Sri Lanka when a wave suddenly overtook them. She was only to learn later that this was a tsunami that devastated coastlines through Southeast Asia. When the water began to encroach closer to their hotel, they began to run, but in an instant, water engulfed them, Sonali was separated from her family, and all was lost. Sonali Deraniyagala has written an extraordinarily honest, utterly engrossing account of the surreal tragedy of a devastating event that all at once ended her life as she knew it and her journey since in search of understanding and redemption. It is also a remarkable portrait of a young family's life and what came before, with all the small moments and larger dreams that suddenly and irrevocably ended. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Nature

Facing the Wave

A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Author: Gretel Ehrlich
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307907317
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 4983
Collects survivors' accounts of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tåohoku coast of northeastern Japan.

    • Self-Help

Deep in the Wave

A Surfing Guide to the Soul
Author: Bear Woznick
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455506478
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 3723
For world-class surfer Bear Woznick, the ocean has always been the center of his universe. He's spent his entire life with it; riding its waves, learning from it, loving it. The ocean also nourishes the soul as Bear shows us on his surfboard. In DEEP IN THE WAVE, readers ride along with Woznick through the calmest of tides and most turbulent waves. Woznick's portrayal of the beauty and power of the ocean is truly inspiring and showcases the profound meaning surfing has had on his life. From the way a surfboard is painstakingly crafted, to the faith and patience that is required to ride a monster wave, Woznick weaves his relationship to surfing with his relationship to God, relating how the two are often one in the same. Instead of standing on the shore with our toes in the surf, Woznick takes us on the board--to the deep water--to watch and wait--and, if need be, to paddle hard to survive.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Wave


Author: Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811859240
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 3001
A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead.

    • Religion

Kiss the Wave

Embracing God in Your Trials
Author: Dave Furman
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433556480
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 1139
“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the midst of suffering? What if God intends to work through our trials rather than simply take them away? After living for more than a decade with a debilitating nerve condition in both arms, Dave Furman shows us that God, in his grace, always designs trials for our good—not minimizing the pain, but infusing significance into our suffering. Furman demonstrates that, even when tossed to and fro by stormy waves, God is near . . . and that makes all the difference in the world.

    • Fiction

Riding the Wave

A Pacific Blue Novel
Author: Lorelie Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698146255
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 626
The gray-green swells of San Sebastian haven’t changed in ten years, but Tanner Wright has. The last thing he expects to find back on his home turf is the love of his life.... With a make-or-break world championship on the line, professional surfer Tanner Wright has come back to the coastal California hometown he left a decade ago, carrying only his board and the painful knowledge of his father’s infidelity. Now that Hank Wright is dead, Tanner intends to keep the secret buried to spare his mother and sister the burden. The last time Avalon Knox saw her best friend’s brother, she was fourteen and he was a twenty-year-old surfer god. She’s never understood or respected the way Tanner distanced himself from the family that has embraced her. But now she has the professional chance of a lifetime: to photograph Tanner for the competition—if he’ll agree. Out on the waves, they find in each other passion that’s impossible to resist. And Tanner’s not the only one trying to move forward from his past. As the competition heats up, secrets get spilled, and lust takes over. How close can Avalon get to this brooding surfer…without getting burned?

    • Juvenile Fiction

Wave


Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0307372650
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
View: 9734
It's December 2004 and Sam and his parents are leaving frostbitten Ontario for a vacation in lush, sun-soaked Thailand. Sam's sister Beth is staying behind. She drives her family to the airport to bid them farewell, not knowing that what awaits them is a natural disaster of unimaginable proportions. Over the next few days, Sam will find himself thrust into the very centre of a crisis he could never have anticipated, one that will test his instinct to survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Literary Collections

The Wave in the Mind

Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300068
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 304
View: 8938
The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

On a Wave


Author: Thad Ziolkowski
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198129
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 7387
In this prizewinning poet's wry and exhilarating coming-of-age story, Thad Ziolkowski's On a Wave poignantly looks back at adolescence in a memoir of his surfing years. As a disenchanted, unemployed English professor, Thad decides one day to sneak away from his temp job in Manhattan and catch a wave off a dingy Queens shoreline. In the meager cold waves, he contemplates how he could have possibly become a semidepressed, chain-smoking, aimless man when for a few shining years of his boyhood, he was invincible. His lapsed love affair with the ocean begins amid the late-sixties counterculture in coastal Florida. After his parents' divorce, nine-year-old Thad escapes from his difficult family -- notably a new brooding and explosive stepfather -- by heading for the thrilling, uncharted waters of the local beach. In the embrace of the surf, he is able to stay offshore for years, until his life is upended once again, this time by a double tragedy that deposits him at a crossroads between a life in the waves and a life on land. Lyrical and disarmingly funny, On a Wave is a glorious portrait of youth that reminds readers of Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life and Frank Conroy's Stop-Time.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Catch a Wave

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1594868999
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 9995
Now the subject of the movie Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack! Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine--better known as the Beach Boys--rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world. In a few short years, they rode the wave all the way to the top, standing with the Beatles as one of the world's biggest bands. Despite their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and stunning harmonies, the Beach Boys were beset by drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying mental illness. In Catch a Wave, Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music's most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian's deepening emotional problems to his triumphant re-emergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.

    • Juvenile Fiction

My Life with the Wave


Author: Catherine Cowan,Octavio Paz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 068812660X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 4051
A child befriends a wave at the seashore and brings her home.

    • Nature

The Wave Watcher's Companion

Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations
Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187816
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 2069
Get ready for a global journey like none other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a massive surfable cloud and ends with the majestic Pacific ocean, making side trips along the way to reveal the ups and downs of brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, and much more.

    • Fiction

The Wave

A Novel
Author: Tom Miller
Publisher: Sherman Asher Pub
ISBN: 9781890932381
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
View: 7628
A mere 6.8 earthquake on the island of Hawaii unleashes a 20-foot tsunami that wreaks major damage throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Can a biology professor and a personal trainer find the cause? They are both former Navy Seals And The answer lies 6000 feet under the sea along an ever-widening crevasse. With razor sharp wit And The military skills of their Navy Seal training, Chuck Palmer and Dr. Scott Richardson make a discovery no one could have fathomed: another tsunami 100 times bigger is about to crush the Pacific Rim. The Wave is a gripping, seamless story of love, friendship, nonstop macho humor, and a looming natural disaster. The nail-biting succession of events include a malfunctioning Cessna, The governor's looming henchmen, underwater earthquakes, near death in a submersible, An exploding sport-fisher, and a woman's desperate motorcycle ride to outrun a wall of water.

    • Fiction

The Silence of the Wave


Author: Gianrico Carofiglio
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847841391
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
View: 567
A stand-alone thriller from best-selling Italian crime writer Gianrico Carofiglio, whose work has been translated into twenty-four languages. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories. He remembers surfing with his father as a child. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an undercover agent, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences but exist within us as well. His past has left him devastated, but now his psychiatrist’s words, his hypnotic strolls through Rome, and a chance meeting with a woman named Emma—who, like Roberto, is ravaged by a profound guilt—begin to painfully revive him. And when eleven-year-old Giacomo asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth. A thriller about human faults, frailties, and the painful bond between fathers and sons. Praise for The Silence of the Wave: "A novel distinguished by the natural gift of prose as smooth and silent as a perfect wave." —Paolo Di Stefano, Corriere della Sera "A literary jigsaw full of plot twists." —Luciana Sica, La Repubblica

    • Poetry

A Wave

Poems
Author: John Ashbery
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480459089
Category: Poetry
Page: 89
View: 4622
One of Ashbery’s most acclaimed and beloved collections since Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, filled with his signature wit and generous intelligence The poems in John Ashbery’s award-winning 1984 collection A Wave address the impermanence of language, the nature of mortality, and the fluidity of consciousness—matters of life and death that in other hands might run the risk of sentimentality. For John Ashbery, however, these considerations provide an opportunity to display his prodigious poetic gifts: the unerring ear for our evolving modern language and its ever-expanding universe of meanings, the fierce eye trained on glimmers underwater, and the wry humor that runs through observations both surprising and familiar. As the poem “The Path to the White Moon” has it, “We know what is coming, that we are moving / Dangerously and gracefully / Toward the resolution of time / Blurred but alive with many separate meanings / Inside this conversation.” The long title poem of A Wave, which closes the book, is considered one of Ashbery’s most distinguished works, praised by critic Helen Vendler for its “genius for a free and accurate American rendition of very elusive inner feelings, and especially for transitive states between feelings.” Winner of both the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Bollingen Prize, this book is one to be read, reread, and remembered.

    • Fiction

The Wave


Author: Evelyn Scott
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807120682
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 531
When published in 1929, Evelyn Scott's The Wave was lauded as "magnificent," "monumental," and "masterly" in its experimental, almost cinematic, narrative technique and its modernist view of war and history. For those same reasons, less visionary reviewers labeled it "a failure." Without sentimentality, nostalgia, or a hint of southern apology, Scott takes as her subject the Civil War and shapes it into a kaleidoscopic design. She tells the story not of a single family or person, but of countless characters - northern, southern, black, white, male, and female - from nearly every conceivable background in many different predicaments. Like drops of water in a wave, they are all caught up in the overwhelming force of war, of history. The Wave set a standard against which all subsequent war novels have been compared. It was partly responsible for inspiring a trend in sprawling books on the Civil War that culminated in Margaret Mitchell's romanticized version in 1936, but it remains unique as a literary mosaic of the human condition, a novel of international consequence and boldly innovative method.

    • Business & Economics

Asian Mergers and Acquisitions

Riding the Wave
Author: Vikram Chakravarty,Soon Ghee Chua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118247108
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 9658
A fascinating look at the unique nature of mergers and acquisitions in Asia The Asian market is heating up, and both local and international firms are looking to get in on the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) that are poised to play a pivotal role in the restructuring of all manner of industries. This restructuring will increase competitiveness, but to make the most of it you need to understand why M&As in Asia are unique. With Asian Mergers and Acquisitions: Riding the Wave in hand, you have everything you need to do just that. Packed with invaluable information on how Asian M&As work, the book points to the fragmented nature of Asian countries, markets, and customers, the rise of Asian economies and firms, and the growth of cross-border business driven by the need for companies to gain access to markets, technologies, and brands as key elements for understanding the market. Lays out guiding principles for Asian M&As, including identifying the drivers for creating value, mitigating cultural differences, getting the best expertise in pre- and post-merger efforts, and more Contains everything investors need to know to understand coming changes in the Asian market Details how Asian M&As differ from those in other countries Providing clear insights into Asian mergers and acquisitions and their inner workings, including do's and don'ts for successful investment, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to cash in—or simply understand— the rapid growth of Asian industry.