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2010-03-31 12:41:00

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Wave Dynamics, LLC today announced publication of Jubilee on Wall Street; An Optimistic Look at the Global Financial Crash, by David Knox Barker. The book reveals the Kondratieff long wave forces at work in the global financial and economic crisis, and contains 24 charts that illustrate the long wave cycle. In the last edition, published as The K Wave, by McGraw-Hill (1995), Barker predicted the real estate collapse, stock market crash,...

2009-08-05 14:30:00

Stories of ships mysteriously sent to watery graves by sudden, giant waves have long puzzled scientists and sailors. New research by San Francisco State professor Tim Janssen suggests that changes in water depth and currents, which are common in coastal areas, may significantly increase the likelihood of these extreme waves.Published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, Janssen's wave model simulations show that focusing of waves by shoals and currents could increase the likelihood of a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'