The author artfully recasts the story of human expansion and cultural development with the ocean playing the central role. Applying a novelist's eye for detail and a historian's drive for perspective, he connects the great ages of ocean exploration from Columbus, Magellan, and Cook to the development of modern oceanography.
Out there Sea of darkness Notes in a bottle Geography of motion Wind on the water Hill in the ocean Henry Stommel Rings and "meso" things Deep Ocean weather Out on line W Switch Hurricanes and CTDs "Graveyards of the Atlantic" Choice Overturning.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index.
Online version: Murphy, Dallas. To follow the water.