All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend by David Rensin

By David Rensin

There'll by no means be one other surfer like Miki 'Da Cat' Dora. For 20 years the speeding and enigmatic darkish prince of California browsing ruled the Malibu waves and his peers' imaginations, blazing a path that might motivate generations to come back. but if the game exploded into the mainstream and browsing replaced for ever, Dora's paradise was once misplaced. Outraged at gridlocked swells and a scene that had grown ever extra commodified, Dora finally fled Malibu, looking empty waves - and anonymity - past the USA. He'd additionally run afoul of the legislations, and he led the professionals on a seven-year chase world wide. but, Dora might by no means hand over looking for the spirit of the Malibu he'd misplaced. anywhere he made his domestic - New Zealand, South Africa, France - he personified the insurgent center of browsing and have become a legend in his personal time. This wonderful biography, in keeping with interviews with greater than 300 those that knew Dora, eventually uncovers the reality approximately surfing's so much seductive and intricate icon.

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After eventually settling in at the Physico-Technical Institute, he continued writing his book, having been further encouraged of the need for such a work from his discussions with experimentalists there. The only treatment available at the time4 was the Handbuch article (of the same title) by Sommerfeld and Bethe, dating from 1933. P. H. Wilson in Cambridge (Wilson 1931), had developed a rather detailed theory of semiconductors (Bronstein 1932, 1933)—then a quite new field, somewhat disparagingly known as ‘dirt physics’ (‘Dreckphysik’) because of the crucial role played by impurities in determining the electronic properties of these materials.

Fowler immediately forwarded his letter to Redcliffe Salaman of the Academic Committee of the Central Jewish Relief Fund in England. The following month (on 15 July), Fröhlich wrote directly to Walter Adams, the General Secretary of the Academic Assistance In this chapter ‘Moving on’ is taken from the title of an interview Fröhlich gave in 1983 [F188], in which he recalled his wartime experiences. J. 1007/978-3-319-14851-9_3 27 28 3 Moving on: The Years of Exile Fig. 1 Fröhlich as ‘Foreign Expert’ in Leningrad (St.

Phys. Stat. Sol. : The Labyrinth: Memoirs of Walter Schellenberg. Hitler’s Chief of Counterintelligence. 1 From Germany to Russia, via England Whilst in Strasbourg, Fröhlich received an invitation from Frenkel to go—as a ‘Foreign Expert’—to the Physico-Technical Institute in what was then Leningrad (now St. F. Joffe. This invitation arose from the paper with Bethe [F8], mentioned in Chap. 2, which turned out to be the last one Fröhlich wrote before leaving Germany, in which, it will be recalled, they had shown that a recent attempt by Frenkel (1933) to understand certain aspects of superconductivity was flawed.

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