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The Resource Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester

Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester

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Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories
Title
Atlantic
Title remainder
great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TTS
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC481
LC item number
.W56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes information about the author, a postscript ("An ocean of memories"), and brief descriptions of other books by Simon Winchester
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-477) and index
Contents
Preface: The leaving of Liverpool -- Prologue: The beginnings of its goings on -- From the purple isles of Mogador -- All the shoals and deeps within -- Oh! the beauty and the might of it -- Here the sea of pity lies -- They that occupy their business on great waters -- Change and decay all around the sea -- The storm surge carries all before -- Epilogue: Falls the shadow, fades the sea -- A glossary of possibly unfamiliar terms
Control code
798147753
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed
Extent
xii, 495, 16 p.
Isbn
9780061702624
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)798147753
Label
Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester
Publication
Note
Includes information about the author, a postscript ("An ocean of memories"), and brief descriptions of other books by Simon Winchester
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-477) and index
Contents
Preface: The leaving of Liverpool -- Prologue: The beginnings of its goings on -- From the purple isles of Mogador -- All the shoals and deeps within -- Oh! the beauty and the might of it -- Here the sea of pity lies -- They that occupy their business on great waters -- Change and decay all around the sea -- The storm surge carries all before -- Epilogue: Falls the shadow, fades the sea -- A glossary of possibly unfamiliar terms
Control code
798147753
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed
Extent
xii, 495, 16 p.
Isbn
9780061702624
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)798147753

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