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 itfrom 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.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
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