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

by Simon Winchester

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | November 4, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Poets to potentates, seers to sailors, fishermen to foresters-all have a relationship with this great body of gray and heaving sea.

Winchester chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive. More than a mere history,Atlanticis an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope by one of the most gifted writers in the English language.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 492 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: November 4, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006200249X

ISBN - 13: 9780062002495

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

by Simon Winchester

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 492 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: November 4, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006200249X

ISBN - 13: 9780062002495

About the Book

Until a thousand years ago, no humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vastness. But once the first daring mariners successfully navigated to far shores, whether it was the Vikings, the Irish, the Chinese, Christopher Columbus in the north, or the Portuguese and the Spanish in the south, the Atlantic evolved in the world's growing consciousness of itself as an enclosed body of water bounded by the Americas to the West, and by Europe and Africa to the East. This book is a biography of this immense space, of a sea which has defined and determined so much about the lives of the millions who live beside or near its tens of thousands of miles of coast. The Atlantic has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists and warriors, and it continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. The author chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive.--From publisher description.

From the Publisher

Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Poets to potentates, seers to sailors, fishermen to foresters-all have a relationship with this great body of gray and heaving sea.

Winchester chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive. More than a mere history,Atlanticis an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope by one of the most gifted writers in the English language.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, includingThe Professor and the Madman,Atlantic,The Man Who Loved China,A Crack in the Edge of the World, andKrakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Editorial Reviews

?Winchester brings a knowledge as vast and deep as his subject to this history of the Atlantic Ocean.? (Entertainment Weekly)