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

Author(s): Winchester, Simon
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Subjects: Ocean and civilization
Atlantic Ocean--Geography
Atlantic Ocean--History
Atlantic Ocean--Folklore
Atlantic Ocean--Description and travel
Winchester, Simon--Travel
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Harper, c2010
LC Classification: G, GC
Physical Description: xiv, 495 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Maps and Illustrations xi
Preface The Leaving Of Liverpool 1
Prologue The Beginnings Of Its Goings On 29
ch. 1 . From The Purple Isles Of Mogador 57
ch. 2 . All The Shoals And Deeps Within 99
ch. 3 . Oh! The Beauty And The Might Of It 149
ch. 4 . Here The Sea Of Pity Lies 207
ch. 5 . They That Occupy Their Business On Great Waters 273
ch. 6 . Change And Decay All Around The Sea 329
ch. 7 . The Storm Surge Carries All Before 395
Epilogue Falls The Shadow, Fades The Sea 441
Acknowledgments 461
A Glossary of Possibly Unfamiliar Terms 465
Bibliography 469
Index 479
Notes: LCCN: 2010015229
ISBN: 9780061702587 (hardcover : alk. paper) :$27.99
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ISBN: 0061702587 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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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
Contents: The leaving of Liverpool -- 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 -- Falls the shadow, fades the sea
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-477) and index
OCLC Number: 526057786
ISBN/ISSN: 9780061702587