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    DescriptionBlending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Krakatoa" tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution Until a thousand years ago, no humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vast infinity. 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. "Atlantic" 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. Poets to potentates, seers to sailors, fishermen to foresters--all have a relationship with this great body of blue-green sea and regard her as friend or foe, adversary or ally, depending on circumstance or fortune. Simon Winchester chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive. Spanning from the earth's geological origins to the age of exploration, World War II battles to modern pollution, his narrative is epic and awe-inspiring.


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    Title
    Atlantic
    Subtitle
    Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 495
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061702587
    ISBN 10: 0061702587
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 551.4613
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16640
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000, A60320000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT025000
    DC22: 551.46/13
    LC classification: GC481 .W56 2010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 551.4613
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    02 November 2010
    Review quote
    "Winchester brings a knowledge as vast and deep as his subject to this history of the Atlantic Ocean."--Entertainment Weekly