Above: Book cover for "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean" by Susan Casey.
Susan Casey, author of "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean," will talk about her book at Birch Aquarium at Scripps on November 17, 2011 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. She will discuss the science behind these mammoth waves and the life and death stakes of surfing them.
Casey will share stories from her incredible journey following extreme surfer Laird Hamilton and his crew on the hunt for gargantuan waves. She will also describe scientists’ urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves—from the 2004 Pacific tsunami that killed more than 250,000 people to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase or can be pre-purchased at the aquarium Gift Shop. To RSVP click here.
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