The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic / Edition 1

The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic / Edition 1

by Stan Ulanski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807832170

ISBN-13: 9780807832172

Pub. Date: 09/08/2008

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals how the Gulf

Overview

Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals how the Gulf Stream affects and is affected by every living thing that encounters it—from tiny planktonic organisms to giant bluefin tuna, from ancient mariners to big-game anglers. He examines the scientific discovery of ocean circulation, the role of ocean currents in the settlement of the New World, and the biological life teeming in the stream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807832172
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments

Part I. Coming Full Circle: Flow in the Atlantic Chapter 1. Swirls and Conveyors Chapter 2. Anatomy of the Gulf Stream Chapter 3. Flowing Down the Hill: The History of Ocean Circulation

Part II. Life in the Gulf Stream Chapter 4. Floaters and Drifters Chapter 5. Bluefin Tuna: The Great Migration Chapter 6. Fishing the Blue Waters

Part III. Sailing the Atlantic Chapter 7. Exploration and Discovery Chapter 8. Colonization of America

Epilogue Bibliography Index

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