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Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents (2005)
by Érik Orsenna
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 190579133X, Hardcover)This book is a personal and somewhat idiosyncratic investigation into the science and myths of currents, in particular the one that gives the United Kingdom and northern Europe a far warmer climate than usual for this latitude - the Gulf Stream. As well as talking to scientists and discussing past attempts to explain these hidden oceanic pathways, he travels to Norway, searching in vain for the mythical whirlpool the Maelström.
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In this book, the author embarks on a journey of discovery, to tease the secrets out of the Gulf Stream who he calls 'the friend of my childhood', who he had a very special relationship to.
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