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From the Publisher"Ulanski takes readers on a dizzying trip within, afloat and around the Gulf Stream. . . . This multifaceted treatment of 'the blue god' offers something for almost every kind of ocean lover."
— Publishers Weekly
"The Gulf Stream is a blend of science and history that tells the story of one of the world's most powerful natural forces that has heavily influenced the exploration and development of the New World. It is packed full of details about the oceans and the people who explored the seas over the past 500 years, helping readers understand the connections between natural and human ecologies."
—Todd Miller, executive director, North Carolina Coastal Federation
"The book's strength is its versatility. It can be used in an introductory oceanography or environmental science class, and is also geared to nature and outdoor enthusiasts with its section on marine life and fishing. History buffs will appreciate the power of the Gulf Stream in setting the stage for settlement in the Americas."
"Here is the amazing story of the ocean river we know as the Gulf Stream, told in a manner the layman can understand."
—David Stick, author of Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast
"Includes a fascinating account of the Gulf Stream's role in history."
"Historical examples add interest. . . . The sections on life and travel in the Gulf Stream are the most interesting and readable and will appeal to general readers."