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Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book : Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips - Rob Brander

Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book

Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips

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Many of us live near the beach, and many more visit the beach on holidays. But just how much do we understand about the beach and its potential hazards? The types of waves and the way they break, tides and their currents, dangerous rips and how to spot them, and why some beaches are safer than others.

Every year tens of thousands of people need to be rescued from the ocean because beach-goers don't possess basic beach safety knowledge and skills. The Essential Beach Book by Rob Brander (aka Dr Rip), a surf-lifesaver and scientist who studies beaches, rips and currents, is a simple, entertaining and useful guide to beach safety, with a solid scientific basis. He explains how beaches form, what drives waves and how rips develop, and offers practical advice to show you how to get the most out of your day at the beach - without risking your life.

About the Author

Rob Brander is a senior lecturer and coastal geomorphologist at the University of New South Wales. He is also a former surf lifesaver at Tamarama Beach in Sydney.


for every person who visits the ocean


Read this book and then bought it for the book shelf. A must own for every Australian on the coast or person visiting the ocean.



Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book

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"So good, it should be compulsory reading at school, and in planes flying to Australia." --Karl Kruszelnicki, author, "Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Science"

ISBN: 9781742230979
ISBN-10: 1742230970
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.48