THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> **WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR**<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books.
Our oceans are hugely important as a source of food and mineral wealth as an environment for a vast variety of wildlife for the role they play in climate regulation and as part of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon nitrogen and other elements critical to life.
Peter Whitfield traces the history of maritime charts and presents the reader with a range of artistic maps that owe more to mans achievements as a discoverer than technical drawing and draughtsmanship.
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