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Author Raichlen, Fredric
Title Waves : Waves
Imprint Cambridge : MIT Press, 2012
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Descript 1 online resource (251 pages)
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Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge Ser
MIT Press Essential Knowledge Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Series Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Waves -- What Is a Wave? -- How Waves Travel and Transform -- Chapter 2: The Wind -- Some Astronomical Considerations -- Generation of Wind -- Chapter 3: Tides -- Chapter 4: Waves and the Shore -- Waves on the Beach -- Long Waves in Bays and Harbors and Their Effect on Shipping -- Breakwaters -- Chapter 5: Extreme Waves -- Hurricanes (Typhoons, Cyclones) -- Tsunamis -- Afterword -- Appedix: Equations -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Suggested Reading -- Index
A guide to ocean waves traces their evolution from wind-wave generation to coastal effects
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Raichlen, Fredric Waves : Waves Cambridge : MIT Press,c2012 9780262518239
Subject Water waves.;Ocean waves.;Wave mechanics
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