To Follow the Water: Exploring the Ocean to Discover Climate

Author(s): Dallas Murphy


In To Follow the Water, critically acclaimed author Dallas Murphy artfully recasts the story of human expansion and cultural development with the ocean playing the central role. Applying a novelists eye for detail and a historians drive for perspective, he connects the great ages of ocean exploration from Columbus, Magellan, and Cook to the development of modern oceanography. Letting scientists speak for themselves at sea and ashore, Murphy learns that oceanographers are not only observing and explaining the oceans dynamic, global circulation, but also employing their skills, tools, and techniques to understand and predict climate change. To Follow the Water is an enlightening and entertaining voyage of discovery spanning the evolution of our relationship to the ocean, first as an impediment to human ambition, then as the pathway for Western expansion, and now, most important, as a subject of scientific study with immediate relevance to our future.

Product Information

Dallas Murphy is a novelist, playwright, and marine journalist. His plays have been produced Off Broadway, and his series of three novels featuring the reluctant sleuth Artie Deemer have been critically acclaimed. He lives in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780465005109
  • : Basic Books
  • : Basic Books
  • : 0.327
  • : August 2008
  • : 204mm X 135mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dallas Murphy
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 551.5246
  • : 296
  • : 8 pages b/w photos