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Simon Winchester, bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Meaning of Everything, returns to the natural world with his epic new book, a "biography" of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. The book follows the ocean from its origins 370 million years ago to its current state of degradation from pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Winchester's sea saga is essential reading for those who want to better understand the ocean, and by extension, the planet.

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