Portrait of the Gulf Stream

Author: Erik Orsenna
Publisher: Haus Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131717451
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Travel

It so happens that ever since childhood I have been in love with ocean currents, in love with those rivers hidden in the water.' As a child in Brehat, an island off the coast of Brittany, Erik Orsenna was told to give thanks for the Gulf Stream, the Atlantic Ocean current that brings warmth to the waters of Europe and gives us our relatively benign climate. It is his passion and concern for the Gulf Stream that is the motivation behind this book, in which he asks 'Wat is the Gulf Stream?', 'Where does it begin and end?', and 'Will global warming stop its flow?'

The Brothers Columbus

Author: Erik Orsenna
Publisher: Haus Pub
ISBN: 1908323051
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Shipwrecked off the coast of Portugal on the 13th of August 1476, the 25-year-old, Genoa-born Christopher Columbus find refuge with his younger brother Bartholomew, a map maker in Lisbon, the very centre of exploration endeavours. Where many would find themselves lost, the Columbus brothersfind themselves on the verge of discovery. The world has been expanding since the beginning of the 15th century, and so has Christopher Columbus'vision...Bartholomew bears witness to the events leading to the Indies Enterprise, and through his vivid storytelling he invites us to join their pursuit from itsvery conception. Though far from the dream they once sought, how could their passion for discovery lead to the nightmares and horrors of genocide?

Notes on Cuba

Author: F. Wurdeman
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89089975767
Release Date: 1844
Genre: Blacks