Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

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Harper Press, 2010 - Atlantic Ocean - 498 pages
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In a narrative tour de force, Simon Winchester dramatises the life story of the Atlantic Ocean, from its birth in the farther recesses of geological time to its eventual extinction millions of years in the future.

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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 (2010)

Simon Winchester grew up beside the Atlantic in South West England and studied geology at Oxford. He is the bestselling author of The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, Krakatoa, The Map That Changed the World, The Surgeon of Crowthorne (The Professor and the Madman), The Fracture Zone, Outposts and Korea, among many other titles. In 2006 he was awarded the OBE. He lives in western Massachusetts and New York City.

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