The Power of the Sea

      Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves,

     and Our Quest to Predict Disasters


Bruce Parker

                                   Table of Contents


Palgrave Macmillan             

Release Date: October 26, 2010



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Introduction: When the Sea Turns Against Us 

                        Escaping its fury through prediction


Chapter 1:   The Earliest Predictions For the Sea         

                     The tide


Chapter 2:   The Moon, the Sun, and the Sea

                     The tide predictions for D-Day


Chapter 3:   The Sea’s Greatest Killer 

                     Predicting storm surges


Chapter 4:   Defending Our Coasts 

                     Flooded Cities


Chapter 5:   Stormy Seas

                     Predicting sea, swell, and surf


Chapter 6:   “Holes” in the Surface of the Sea 

                     Rogue waves


Chapter 7:  The Sea’s Response to an Unpredictable Earth

                    Trying to predict tsunamis


Chapter 8:   December 26, 2004 (Part 1) 

                     Tragic surprise in the Indian Ocean


Chapter 9:   December 26, 2004 (Part 2) 

                     Learning from a tragedy


Chapter 10: Predicting the Future – and Saving Lives 

                     El Niño, climate change, and a

                     global ocean observing system