To Follow the Water
Exploring the Ocean to Discover Climate
By (author) Dallas Murphy
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To Follow the Water by Dallas Murphy
Book DescriptionIn To Follow the Water, critically acclaimed author Dallas Murphy 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. Letting scientists speak for themselves at sea and ashore, Murphy learns that oceanographers are not only observing and explaining the ocean's dynamic, global circulation, but also employing their skills, tools, and techniques to understand and predict climate change. To Follow the Water is an enlightening and entertaining voyage of discovery spanning the evolution of our relationship to the ocean, first as an impediment to human ambition, then as the pathway for Western expansion, and now, most important, as a subject of scientific study with immediate relevance to our future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465005109
(204mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dallas Murphy
Treasure Hunter, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
World-renowned diver and modern-day treasure hunter MacKinnon takes readers behind the scenes and under the sea in this gripping memoir.
Plain Sailing, Paperback (September 2010)
There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing. This book helps the new sailor to understand the principles and practice of sail trim, adjusting sails so they interact efficiently with the wind.
Rounding the Horn, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Dallas Murphy
Murphy undertakes the ultimate maritime rite of passage, and brings the reader along for a thrilling, exuberant tour. He weaves together stories of his own nautical adventures with long-lost tales of those who braved the Cape before him.
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Author Biography - Dallas Murphy
Dallas Murphy is a novelist, playwright, and marine journalist. His plays have been produced Off Broadway, and his series of three novels featuring the reluctant sleuth Artie Deemer have been critically acclaimed. His most recent book, an account of Cape Horn, Rounding the Horn, was published in 2004 by Basic Books. He lives in New York City.
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