Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

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Neptune Calling

In Environment & Infrastructure on February 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 pm

“Wave Signal” | Photo:  Joseph G. Brin © 2012

Sweeping ocean vistas display their obvious beauty but waves speak an arcane language all their own. Frederic Raichlen, professor emeritus at Caltech and an expert on coastal engineering and wave mechanics, has a new book Waves (MIT Press). He is a kind of wave whisperer.

A colleague once claimed that MIT Press could take any subject and make it boring. They failed here since this little pocket book, the latest in their “Essential Knowledge” series, is fascinating…