The Wave Watcher's Companion

The Wave Watcher's Companion

From Ocean Waves to Light Waves via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, andAll the Rest of Life's Undulati

By Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Perigee Trade, Hardcover, 9780399534263, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 2010

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.

About the Author

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a renowned journalist and cofounder of The Idler magazine in England. A former science nerd and a graduate of Oxford University, he has been obsessed with clouds since childhood. His writing has appeared in The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and elsewhere. Based in London and Somerset, Gavin is the founder and chair of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Visit their website at