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The Power of the Sea free pdf The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Nino and climate change caused by global warming.

About Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker, PhD, is the former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service in NOAA and is presently a visiting professor at the Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a world-recognized physical oceanographer who has received the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal and the Commodore Cooper Medal from the International Hydrographic Organization. His son is Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame. He lives in Herndon, Virginia.

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Author : Bruce Parker
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 01 March 2012
ISBN : 0230120741
EAN : 9780230120747
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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