A Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents

A Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents


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The long tern future of the Gulf Stream is now under threat; the Arctic ice is melting and the fear among oceanographers is that the cold water will not sink in the Norwegian Sea, thus switching off this transatlantic heat conveyer. Northern Europe would then freeze, and this apparent paradox - that global warming could bring about a new european ice age - seems to have caught the popular imagination. Orsenna explores the Gulf Stream, its past and its future, both in celebration and in lament of its possible demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906598747
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Armchair Traveller
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Érik Orsenna has written seven novels and been awarded the Roger Nimier and Goncourt prizes. He was elected to the French Academy in 1998 where he occupies Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s former seat. His other works to have been translated include the novel The Indies Enterprise.

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