Atlantic

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HarperPress, 2011 - Atlantic Ocean - 498 pages
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This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected.

The enhanced e-book contains:15 videos with the author throughout the enhanced e-book, taking readers into his home and where he writes as he describes his travels around the Atlantic *A Personal Photo Album of Simon's travels not included in the print book or e-book *A Video Glossary with definitions of over 60 words*31 Footnotes unique to the enhanced e-book *8 Inserts throughout the book found only in the enhanced version, including the history of Vikings, the evolution of humans, and more.

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

A heavy commercial formula with tenuously enervating connections to the Atlantic on every page, it took a very long time to get into, picked up a bit in the final quarter, then dragged on laboriously ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Simon Winchester took on a mighty task attempting to write the biography of an ocean and does well, all things considering. Winchester starts from the start, detailing the continental drift over ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer. He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, and The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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