Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries,
Winchester, Simon

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries,

RB - Nautical

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest body of water on the planet. Much of the world's weather forms over this vast expanse; huge quantities of food come from its depths and it has been witness to voyages of discovery, fierce battles and scientific explorations. In Atlantic, bestselling author Simon Winchester explores the ocean's history from its geological origins to modern times, when the fates of both the environment and humanity are so inextricably entwined.

With a captivating mix of science and storytelling, the New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa sets this epic narrative against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution. Atlantic is not simply the story of an ocean, but the story of civilization itself and its changing relationship with the natural world.

Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, The Map that Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each has been a New York Times bestseller, also appearing on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

"A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

--Entertainment Weekly
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