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

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

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Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories
Title
Atlantic
Title remainder
great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
909.0963
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC481
LC item number
.W56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean and civilization
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Winchester, Simon
Label
Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [469]-477) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn526057786
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 495 pages
Isbn
9780061702587
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1028346
  • (Sirsi) o526057786
  • (OCoLC)526057786
Label
Atlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [469]-477) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn526057786
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 495 pages
Isbn
9780061702587
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1028346
  • (Sirsi) o526057786
  • (OCoLC)526057786

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