Books Gavin Pretor-pinney Books by Gavin Pretor-pinney Gavin Pretor-pinney has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Gavin Pretor-pinney 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.