By Simon Winchester
"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, scary and inspiring…A life of proposal, commute, interpreting, mind's eye and reminiscence tell this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Blending background and anecdote, geography and memory, technology and exposition, New York Times bestselling writer Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean. A talented storyteller and consummate historian, Winchester units the nice blue sea's epic narrative opposed to the backdrop of mankind's highbrow evolution, telling not just the tale of an ocean, however the tale of civilization. lovers of Winchester's Krakatoa, the guy Who enjoyed China, and The Professor and the Madman will love this masterful, penetrating, and resonant story of humanity discovering its means around the ocean of history.