Recommended books

Apart from the numerous text books written on the subject of free-surface waves, the following books dealing with waves are highly recommended:

  • The Wave, Crossing the Atlantic, with Dolph Kessler, 2017
  • Tide, The Science and lore of the greatest force on Earth by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, 2016
  • To explain the world, the discovery of modern science by Steven Weinberg, 2015
  • A Beautiful Question. FInding Nature's deep design by Frank Wilczek, 2015
  • The Lost Art of Finding your Way by John Huth, 2013
  • The Science of Ocean Waves by Jack Zirker, 2013
  • The Power of the Sea by Bruce Parker, 2012
  • The Wavewatcher’s Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, 2010
  • The Wave, In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey, 2010
  • Flow. Nature's Patterns, A tapestry in three parts by Philip Ball, 2009
  • Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters by Leo Holthuijsen, 2007
  • The Sea by Frank Schätzing, 2007
  • Extreme Waves by Craig Smith, 2006
  • Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson, 1999
  • The Book of Waves, Form and Beauty on the Ocean by Drew Kampion, 1998
  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger, 1997, and it’s awesome movie with a spectacular monster wave
  • We, the Navigators. The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific by David Lewis, 1994
  • Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists by Tony Dalrymple and Bob Dean, 1991
  • Wind Waves by Blair Kinsman, 1965
  • The Sea around us by Rachel Carson, 1950