The Power of the Sea

Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves,

and Our Quest to Predict Disasters


Bruce Parker

"You will come away with a better understanding of why the sea will leave us in awe till the end of time." 

-- Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel 


"Mixes hair-raising descriptions of disasters with efforts to understand them ... the author provides a lucid, original contribution to popular-science writing."  

-- Kirkus Reviews 


"All who play or live near the sea should read this book.  Be warned, you may never look at the ocean the same way again." 

-- John Kretschmer, columnist for Sailing magazine 


"Riveting readers with analyses of catastrophes such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Parker delivers science in dramatic and digestible form."

-- Booklist



                      When the sea turns its enormous power against us,

                        our best defense is to get out of its way.


                         But to do that we must first be able to

                        predict when and where the sea will strike.

Palgrave Macmillan                                                           Release date:  October 26, 2010