Inge Borg's Reviews > Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Atlantic by Simon Winchester
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Feb 23, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 22 to 23, 2012

My reading often runs in themes; and lately I hit an “ocean high” with sailing adventures, when I chanced upon "Atlantic, the biography of an ocean," by Simon Winchester.

Once I started to read, I was hooked. The book is so elegantly (and eloquently) written, that one never stumbles over the enormous amount of factual passages skillfully interspersed with seaman’s lore and tragic sinkings, environmental issues and historic crossings. It is difficult to imagine the research and care it took the author to divide his book into such a comprehensible and captivating work.

Anyone remotely interested in our oceans, our earth, with us as caretakers, must read Atlantic.

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