“Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, scary and galvanizing…An entire life of concept, go back and forth, studying, creativeness and memory tell this affecting account.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred evaluation)

Blending historical past and anecdote, geography and memory, technological know-how and exposition, New York Times bestselling creator Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean. A proficient storyteller and consummate historian, Winchester units the good blue sea’s epic narrative in opposition to the backdrop of mankind’s highbrow evolution, telling no longer best the tale of an ocean, however the story of civilization. Lovers of Winchester’s Krakatoa, The Guy Who Beloved China, and The Professor and the Madman will love this masterful, penetrating, and resonant story of humanity discovering its approach around the ocean of historical past.