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Atlantic : Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories,9780061702587

Atlantic : Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

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9780061702587

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0061702587
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Pub. Date:
11/2/2010
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Harpercollins
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Fantastic textbook   July 23, 2011
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This is a fantastic textbook that covers geography, history, and natural history. Winchester put a massive amount of research when preparing this textbook and it really shows. He combines historical fact, action writing, and transfers his love of a subject to the reader. He has divided his textbook into chapters that each details a specific part of the life of the Atlantic Ocean. I highly recommend this textbook for its originality, its scope, and its superb writing.






Atlantic : Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester For thousands of years the Atlantic Ocean was viewed by mariners with a mixture of awe, terror and amazement -- an impassable barrier to the unknown. In recent times, as we fly high above it without so much as bothering to look down, this vast sea has been reduced to the status of a mere passageway between continents -- 'the pond'.

It is easy to forget that the Atlantic has been the setting for some of the most important exchanges, ideas and challenges in the history of civilization -- a fulcrum around which the power and influence of the modern world has long been distributed.

In this narrative tour de force, Simon Winchester dramatizes the life story of the Atlantic, from its birth in the farther recesses of geological time to its eventual extinction millions of years in the future. At the heart of the book is the story of humankind's evolving attitude to and relationship with the ocean.

For millennia it has shaped the lives and cultures of those who have lived along its shores and have navigated its waters. Travelling around its edges and across its huge expanse, Winchester reports from the places that encapsulate the Atlantic's most fascinating stories -- the age of exploration and the colonization of the Americas; the rise and fall of the slave trade, and the flourishing of transatlantic commerce; extraordinary tales of sea-borne emigration; and the great naval battles that have left an indelible imprint on Atlantic history.

The result is an utterly enthralling mixture of history, science and reportage from a master of narrative non-fiction, and an exhilarating account of a magnificent body of water.

'Bracingly apocalyptic stuff: atmospheric, chock full of information and with a constantly escalating sense of pace and tension' -Sunday Telegraph

'Gripping. Takes us right to the heart of the worst natural disaster in recorded history. Winchester makes an excellent companion' -Daily Telegraph

'Splendid. Lively, pacy, riveting. We learn a great deal and Winchester, storyteller to the core, wears his erudition lightly' -Spectator

'Winchester proves himself not just a fine researcher and storyteller, but also a gifted stylist. He is the perfect narrator for such a catastrophe' -Observer



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