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The Resource Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth, by Chris Dixon

Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth, by Chris Dixon

Label
Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth
Title
Ghost wave
Title remainder
the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Dixon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hundred miles off the California coastline, a fabled peak rises from the depths of the North Pacific, stopping just fifteen feet short of the ocean's surface. Legends and grave warnings surround this submerged mountain, known as Cortes Bank-- rumors of lost ships, spinning compasses, of bus-size sharks and man-size lobsters. Yet, the most daring of big wave surfers head out to the Bank for one simple reason-- it is home to the biggest rideable wave on the face of the Earth, a swell of massive proportions that surges in from out of nowhere like a monster. In this meticulously-researched, salt-crusted adventure tale, journalist Chris Dixon hits the high seas to bring the secrets of Cortes Bank to the surface, drawing readers into the harrowing world of the most enigmatic rock in the sea and the tremendously dangerous big wave surfing that occurs above it
Summary
A hundred miles off the California coastline, a fabled peak rises from the depths of the North Pacific, stopping just fifteen feet short of the ocean's surface. Legends and grave warnings surround this submerged mountain, known as Cortes Bank-- rumors oflost ships, spinning compasses, of bus-size sharks and man-size lobsters. Yet, the most daring of big wave surfers head out to the Bank for one simple reason-- it is home to the biggest rideable wave on the face of the Earth, a swell of massive proportions that surges in from out of nowhere like a monster. In this meticulously-researched, salt-crusted adventure tale, journalist Chris Dixon hits the high seas to bring the secrets of Cortes Bank to the surface, drawing readers into the harrowing world of the most enigmatic rock in the sea and the tremendously dangerous big wave surfing that occurs above it
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10025479
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixon, Chris
Dewey number
797.3209794
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV839.65.C2
LC item number
D59 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Ocean waves
  • Ocean waves
  • Ocean waves
  • Surfing
  • California
  • Pacific Area
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the discovery of Cortes bank and the biggest wave on earth
Label
Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth, by Chris Dixon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ghost wave -- Once upon an island -- Pawns to Bishop Rock -- The Kings of Abalonia -- Rogue waves -- Making the call -- At arm's length -- The prisoners -- On the shoulders of giants -- Mutiny on the Bounty -- Trifling with the Almighty
Control code
ocn706025562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780811876285
Lccn
2011020302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706025562
Label
Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth, by Chris Dixon
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ghost wave -- Once upon an island -- Pawns to Bishop Rock -- The Kings of Abalonia -- Rogue waves -- Making the call -- At arm's length -- The prisoners -- On the shoulders of giants -- Mutiny on the Bounty -- Trifling with the Almighty
Control code
ocn706025562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780811876285
Lccn
2011020302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706025562

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