Atlantic : The Biography of an Ocean
by Simon Winchester
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
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The definitive biography of the world’s most important body of water in the Atlantic OceanOne hundred and ninety million years ago, the displacement of two of the world’s plate tectonics led to the creation of a huge chasm.This giant of the notch in the flank of the planet slowly opened and subsequently evolved into the largest and most travelled ocean in our world.In this totally original biography, Simon Winchester, explores the life of the Atlantic; he’s the birth, his relationship with humanity, and what is in store for once, man has left the scene.It traces the development of the first of the colonies by the Oceanside — the Celtic and Viking communities whose life depended on the sea — and plunges into the age of exploration, venturing into lost worlds.The building of the most beautiful port cities — London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Casablanca — is also examined, with the creation of colonies and its colonies in and around the sea.Quite unique and very readable, from the Atlantic takes its reader on a wonderful journey through time, the waves of our planet’s most important ocean waves.
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