To the Denmark Strait

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Chasing a mysterious current

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To the Denmark Strait (Burford Books, $31.50) is Dallas Murphy’s firsthand account of accompanying world-renowned oceanographer Robert Pickart aboard the research vessel Knorr on an expedition to affirm the existence of a powerful oceanic current between Greenland and Iceland.

The current is the mechanism that moves oceans and powers worldwide weather systems. The large-format hardcover and accompanying DVD combine photos, journal entries and video into a powerful presentation that includes shipboard routines and philosophical reflections, offering something for anyone interested in ocean science, history or environmental issues.

October 2014 issue