Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Poets to potentates, seers to sailors, fishermen to foresters—all have a relationship with this great body of gray and heaving sea.
Winchester chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive. More than a mere history, Atlantic is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope by one of the most gifted writers in the English language.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Like Krakatoa where I found it hard to identify with the main character - a volcano - in this book I struggled to maintain my interest in the Atlantic... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S LeBoutillier
This book is typical Winchester. Well researched, thorough , thought provoking with great accuracy in describing land fixtures. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2011 by John G Culliton