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The Gulf Stream : tiny plankton, giant bluefin, and the amazing story of the powerful river in the Atlantic

Author: Stan L Ulanski
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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An illustrated introduction to one of the Earth's great natural wonders explores the science and history of the sea highway known as the Gulf Stream and reveals how the Gulf Stream affects, and is affected by, every living thing that encounters it.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ulanski, Stan L., 1946-
Gulf Stream.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)646879345
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stan L Ulanski
ISBN: 9780807832172 0807832170 9780807887141 0807887145
OCLC Number: 191898150
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Coming full circle : flow in the Atlantic. Swirls and conveyors ; Anatomy of the Gulf Stream ; Flowing down the hill: the history of ocean circulation --
Life in the Gulf Stream. Floaters and drifters ; Bluefin tuna: the great migration ; Fishing the blue waters --
Sailing the Atlantic. Exploration and discovery ; Colonization of America.
Responsibility: Stan Ulanski.
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Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. This title explores the science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream,  Read more...

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Ulanski is a scientist but doesn't write like one. His book is jam-packed with facts, but they are so gracefully integrated into the text that it's only when you come up for air that you realize Read more...

 
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