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To follow the water : exploring the sea to discover climate : from the Gulf Stream to the blue beyond / Dallas Murphy.

Author/Creator:
Murphy, Dallas.
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Ocean-atmosphere interaction -- Popular works.
Ocean circulation -- Popular works.
Climatic changes -- Popular works.
Climatic changes.
Ocean-atmosphere interaction.
Ocean circulation.
Form/Genre:
Popular works.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Murphy, Dallas. To follow the water.
ISBN:
158243350X (alk. paper)
9781582433509 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
123391055