Atlantic (Enhanced Edition)
Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean. A gifted storyteller and consummate historian, Winchester sets the great blue sea's epic narrative against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution, telling not only the story of an ocean, but the story of civilization. Fans of Winchester's Krakatoa, The Man Who Loved China, and The Professor and the Madman will love this masterful, penetrating, and resonant tale of humanity finding its way across the ocean of history.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Good book, but has some drawbacks on iBook. Had to read the maps/graphics, which are really important in this book, they become blurry when zoomed, too small when not. Also not great way to switch back from endnotes/glossary when following links from text. Enhanced content is mixed, some ok some great.