Susan Casey is a journalist and author of The Devil’s Teeth, a book about great white sharks. In her latest, she studies the large waves of tsunamis, rogue waves, and large waves coveted by tow surfers. She spends much time with giant wave surfer, Laird Hamilton and his friends, as well as with climatologists, wave scientists, and those in shipping to try get a layman’s view of what causes these waves as well as their effects.
Fans of Simon Winchester may be interested in Casey’s book. Although slightly less caught up in science and slightly more in the human aspects of her subject than Winchester, she makes science understandable and compelling.