Taming the Atlantic (Hardback)
The History of Man's Battle With the World's Toughest Ocean
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The Atlantic Ocean has been and remains an often deadly challenge to mankind. This delightful and informative book chronicles the history of attempt to cross its hostile surface from the early days of sail to the most recent record breaking attempts in small ultra-fast craft. In between there have been fascinating sagas connected to pioneering discovery, the slave trade, mass emigration, the glamour and luxury of the famous shipping lines and war.
The Atlantic has often been the testing ground for the latest technology and design. All this and more, such as navigation techniques and advance weather forecasting are covered. Despite mans best and most ingenious efforts all too often the Worlds toughest ocean comes out on top and, while it is today a major trade route, it remains one of the most daunting maritime challenges.
Reviewed by Jacob Bart Hak Leiden, The Netherlands forThe Northern Mariner, Summer 2018
As featured bySea Breezes, July 2018
What a pleasure that the knowledge and experience of this expert is brought together in Taming the Atlantic.Motorboot magazine
This volume is eminently readable, there being no doubt that the author of knows his subject.NZ Crown Mines
Pike leaves the reader with big questions on whether the ocean can ever be tamed despite the advances in vessel technology.Nautilus Feb 18
A fascinating book, which fuses his personal experiences from more than 60 years at sea.
What a pleasure that the knowledge and experience of this expert is brought together in Taming the Atlantic.Motorboot, February 2018
As featured on...Marine Industry News