I have at last been a little busier at work as the tourists have descended, so this stack more accurately represents a fortnight of books, but I'll stick with the title - I like it!
The Wavewatcher's Companion was a brilliant read, written by the same author as the cloudspotter's guide, which I am yet to read, but which I assume follows similar form. As the title suggests, the book explores the ins and outs of waves, although not just waves of the sea but all kinds of waves; sound, electromagnetic, brain etc. I found it very interesting and also entertaining, Pretor-Pinney as a great sense of humour, and there are lots of diverting illustrations which simply explain the more difficult concepts. It did rather make me yearn for some wave-riding though, especially when he was visiting Hawaii, as I am yet to surf in anything other than our cold home seas.