Books The Wave Watcher's Companion From Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations by Gavin Pretor-pinney Hardcover, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $22.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Wave Watcher's CompanionSubtitleFrom Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's UndulationsAuthorGavin Pretor-pinney Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Offers information on how all sorts of waves work and how and why they form, including ocean waves, light waves, sound waves, and brain waves. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Wave Watcher's Companion Robert Krulwich/NPR Krulwich Wonders... Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You? July 6, 2014 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story. Robert Krulwich/NPR Krulwich Wonders... Who Does A Better Wave? Sports Fans Or Hippos? July 24, 2013 Hippos, it turns out, do a wave. Not a get-drunk, get-crazy, paint yourself wave, but a hippo-to-hippo serial roar that moves up and down river banks in Africa. We thought: Wouldn't it be fun to compare a stadium wave and a hippo wave, and see who does it fastest? Which was a great idea — until we heard about honey bees. YouTube Krulwich Wonders... Just Like Van Gogh, Ocean Waves Paint Clouds In The Sky July 19, 2013 Vincent van Gogh painted rolling, tumbling air in the sky. He used paint and a brush. Ocean waves are also Van Goghs when they crash onto beaches. They paint the sky with salt.