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NOT A LITERARY OR AESTHETIC OR ROMANTIC OR PHILOSOPHICAL CONTEMPLATION ON WATER WAVESbut a small natural science primer on their origins, structure and dynamics, as well as an introduction to the objectives, means and side effects of coastal engineering and beach management Living rather ignorant on an island for 24 years I ve learned something about waves and Raichlen s profession and will probably devotetime to the subject, it s fun.All books from the MIT Press Essential Knowledge s NOT A LITERARY OR AESTHETIC OR ROMANTIC OR PHILOSOPHICAL CONTEMPLATION ON WATER WAVESbut a small natural science primer on their origins, structure and dynamics, as well as an introduction to the objectives, means and side effects of coastal engineering and beach management Living rather ignorant on an island for 24 years I ve learned something about waves and Raichlen s profession and will probably devotetime to the subject, it s fun.All books from the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series are pocket books with a pleasant stiff and glossy softcover The key statements are repeated every few pages in big white letters on a separate black book page to make content stick.Here, however, I found the black pages and illustrations not properly in sync with Raichlen s text, they often appear out of context as opposed to the Beliefs or Metadata books from this series for instance This book is very specifically an introductory overview of waves applied to the fluid dynamics of water and the engineering and science used to mitigate severe weather events on coasts via the construction of sea walls.Topics covered include definitions of waves, celerity, wavelength, amplitude, types of waves standing etc , the fluid dynamics of wave moments, the differential in velocity of a wave, how energy classical, not Hamiltonian is understood for wave dynamics etc Once this basic de This book is very specifically an introductory overview of waves applied to the fluid dynamics of water and the engineering and science used to mitigate severe weather events on coasts via the construction of sea walls.Topics covered include definitions of waves, celerity, wavelength, amplitude, types of waves standing etc , the fluid dynamics of wave moments, the differential in velocity of a wave, how energy classical, not Hamiltonian is understood for wave dynamics etc Once this basic definitional work is done and some results are derived, it is directly applied to wave phenomena on coastlines.This later 2 3rd of the book was less interesting for me, but if you re interested in coastal natural disaster preparedness, this is a good place to start Although, if one is going to get the audiobook, they ll definitely need either the Kindle or physical copy, as critical diagrams, and equations are not provided in any attachment for the audiobook Recall that a wave s speed is directly proportional to its period, so that with dispersion the longer period waves move out in front of the shorter period waves of swell, 42 Because the moon is inclined 28.65 degrees relative to the equatorial plane of the Earth, the moon distorts this sheet of water so that it bulges along the line passing through the centers of the Earth and the moon Owing to the tidal displacement, the water covered Earth is a prolate spheroid shape in essence, a squ Recall that a wave s speed is directly proportional to its period, so that with dispersion the longer period waves move out in front of the shorter period waves of swell, 42 Because the moon is inclined 28.65 degrees relative to the equatorial plane of the Earth, the moon distorts this sheet of water so that it bulges along the line passing through the centers of the Earth and the moon Owing to the tidal displacement, the water covered Earth is a prolate spheroid shape in essence, a squashed sphere The rotation of the Earth beneath this uneven sheet of water gives rise to the oscillation between high and low tides at a given position on the Earth s surface 104 5 The contribution of the sun to the tides on Earth is 0.457 that of the moon 107 Too difficult to get into for a non wave scientist Sometimes I read to learn, and sometimes I learn while reading this book was both Fascinating If you are looking for a textbook on waves, you have come to the right place However, I do believe that there are likely authors of textbooks who arerelatable than this author In the beginning of the book, he writes about how his young children pester him with questions about waves that are as endless as the waves themselves He goes on to explain how he has written this book for the inquisitive layperson This is not how the book reads From things the authors wrote throughout the book, If you are looking for a textbook on waves, you have come to the right place However, I do believe that there are likely authors of textbooks who arerelatable than this author In the beginning of the book, he writes about how his young children pester him with questions about waves that are as endless as the waves themselves He goes on to explain how he has written this book for the inquisitive layperson This is not how the book reads From things the authors wrote throughout the book, if I had to guess what he would say if someone asked him why the book was so non relatable, he would likely say that waves are complicated and to really explain them, you need to explain the maths behind them However, I can read and enjoy Sean Carroll, Lawrence Krauss, Max Tegmark and other writers who convey math heavy concepts to the lay reader in enjoyable ways that cause their readers to have multiple mindgasms Unless you wanted a very dry textbook version of waves, you will likely not gasm at all, but rather be left with nothing but waves of frustration My favorite part of the book was when he discussed tsunamis But, I feel like I could get a better, and certainlyexciting, discussion of tsunamis and earthquakes elsewhere In all fairness, I skipped around a bit This is something I almost never too In fact, it probably only occurs in 1 out of every 100 books I read Since I did skip chunks, it s possible there was some relatable information that I missed But for me, going back to find out what that is, simply isn t worth it ^Free Ebook ☠ Waves ⇭ A guide to ocean waves traces their evolution from wind wave generation to coastal effects Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them But where do these waves come from How are they formed and why do they break on the shore In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast He explains, in a way that is readily understandable to nonscientists, both the science of waves themselves and the technology that can be used to protect us against their extreme forms, including hurricanes and tsunamisAfter offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the mechanics of wind wave generation, Raichlen describes how waves travel, how they shoal rise , how they break, and how they transform in other ways He goes on to describe, among other things, the complicated sun Earth moon combinations that create astronomical tides the high and low tides that occur daily and predictably the effects of waves on the beach, including rip currents and beach erosion, and on harbors and shipping and the building of breakwaters to protect harbors and bays He discusses hurricanes, storm surges, and hurricane generated waves He offers a brief history of tsunamis, including Sumatra s inand Japan s in , and explains the mechanisms that generate them including earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoesWaves can be little ripples that lap peacefully at the shore or monstrous tsunamis that destroy everything in their paths Describing the science underlying this astonishing variety, Waves offers a different kind of beach 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