Globe Pequot / Sheridan House
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4930-6610-0 • Paperback • June 2022 • $21.95 • (£16.99)
978-1-4930-6826-5 • eBook • June 2022 • $20.50 • (£15.99)
Gary Griggs is Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Engagingly detailed, University of California professor of earth and planetary sciences, Gary Griggs, has assembled a medley of stories and scientific accounts dramatically describing the perils that this marine milieu poses. Surfing, scuba diving, and free diving are challenging and appealing endeavors, but these activities have their inherent risks. Denizens of the sea, such as sting rays, lionfish, sharks, venomous reptiles, and many others, may use their weapons in self-defense if encountered. But even more, threatening are the rogue waves that can submerge and even tear ships apart, or think about underseas earthquakes and the tsunamis these produce, destroying coastal life. Illustrated with photos supporting the absorbing text, the story of this menacing ocean is an absorbing and educational review of this powerful ocean.— Seattle Book Review