Author: Evan Slater

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452105936

Category: Nature

Page: 148

View: 4163

Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this breathtaking collection of wave photography. Slater characterizes four distinct swells from different corners of the globe and traces their journeys throughout the year from storm to seashore. His reflective, informative essays amplify these powerful images of hundreds of waves frozen in time, beautiful, simple, universal, yet wholly unique—and the best thing to watch on the planet.

Struggle Over Utah's San Rafael Swell

Author: Jeffrey O. Durrant

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816550069

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7484

The vast public lands of the American West are being transformed today, not geologically but conceptually. A century ago, visitors to western public lands were likely to be ranchers or miners. Today, the lands are popular destinations for campers, hikers, rock climbers, river runners, artists, and off-road-vehicle enthusiasts. These new visitors have proved to be a challenge for managers of public lands, in particular the federal Bureau of Land Management. Perhaps no area has been more affected by changing users and shifting policies than the San Rafael Swell, a million-acre expanse in southeastern Utah. In this insightful and useful book, Jeffrey Durrant follows the trail of decisions and events that have had—and continue to have—a transformative impact on this ancient land. In detailing political and environmental squabbles over the San Rafael Swell, Durrant illuminates issues that confront land managers, bureaucrats, and elected officials throughout the country. He describes struggles between county commissioners and environmental activists, conflicts over water rights, proposals that repeatedly fail to gain government approval, and political posturings. Caught in the crossfire, and often overwhelmed, the Bureau of Land Management has seen its long-time mission—once centered on grazing and mining rights—transmogrify into a new and, to some, unsettling responsibility for recreation and preservation. The sandstone crags and twisting valleys of the San Rafael Swell present a formidable landscape, but as this book clearly shows, the political landscape may be even more daunting, strewn with bureaucratic boulders and embedded with fixed positions on the functions and values of public land.

Swell Tide Shimmy

Author: Wallace Collins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595000339

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 3882

Stanley Dawson is a young Jamaican who volunteers for military service in the Royal Air Force then goes off to Great Britain to fight in World War II. After his arrival in England he becomes a casualty, not from action in combat, but from injuries he sustains during a training exercise. His experience in his weeks of hospitalization, left him determined to overcome the debilitating effects of frost bite he suffered. He recovers enough to justify to himself and his Commanding Officer that he was in Britain to fight in World War II as a Royal Air Force man. The long term effect of his injury catches up with him, however, soon after his return to Jamaica four years later, where he struggles to maintain himself as the old campaigner of organized combat—the war veteran—against casual, but a sharp-edged lifestyle of his boyhood friends. It is a way of life that makes him search for a clue to his apparent, irreparable existence. He senses that he is, not only partially incapacitated but spiritually dazed. His illness is made worse by the confusing political trend and the rising tide of emerging differing political opinions and the immediacy of social consciousness then sweeping the island.

Swell Foop

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 125023865X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8153

Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded Demon Earth. If he isn't found, the very fabric of our world will unravel, removing the Earth's gravitational field, and, incidentally, that of the magical land of Xanth as well! To combat this dastardly deed, six bold adventurers must locate the mysterious object known as the Swell Foop, and wield it in a deadly cosmic contest against an awesome enemy. The twenty-fifth exhilarating episode in Piers Anthony's fabulous saga of Xanth, Swell Foop blends laughter and romance, wonder and danger, in one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series. Swell Foop, the twenty-fifth volume in Piers Anthony's bestselling Xanth fantasy adventures, is one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Killer Swell

Author: Jeff Shelby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121225X

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

View: 3097

“Put on sunscreen and shades, get a cool drink, and join in on the fun” (Deadly Pleasures) as laid-back surfer and San Diego P.I. Noah Braddock catches a crime wave with a six-pack in the fridge, a solid beach view, and a killer past that’s come knocking. Noah remembers Marilyn Crier as the stuck-up mother of his high-school girlfriend, Kate. Back then she thought Noah was strictly out of her daughter’s league. Now, she’s appeared out of the blue, because Kate’s missing, and she thinks Noah might be able to find her—for old time’s sake. But as the investigation deepens, Noah discovers more about Kate than he ever wanted to. A lifetime away from high school, she’s been traveling in some pretty dark circles, and it’s going to take pretty sharp moves if Noah wants to make it back out alive. “Jeff Shelby has rejuvenated the P.I. novel, and not a moment too soon.”—J. A. Konrath, Anthony Award nominated author of Bloody Mary

Waves, Sea, and Swell

Author: United States. Hydrographic Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Waves

Page: 92

View: 8016