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Maritime journalist Dallas Murphy is on a quest to quell the alarmists, debunk the deniers, and depolarize the global-warming debate with an active, intelligent discussion of how man-made changes to the ocean ecosystem can have a lasting effect on the earth’s climate. To Follow the Water is a conversation starter that navigates readers through the annals of oceanography, catalogues the accomplishments of noteworthy explorers and scientists, and explains how the earth’s interwoven network of ocean currents directly impacts worldwide temperatures, long-term weather patterns, and global atmospheric conditions. An avid sailor and professed open-water aficionado, Murphy’s poetic ruminations on the earth’s salty, fluid throughways provide a refreshing contrast to some of the book’s more-academic details by painting a picture of the ocean that is meticulously complex and sublimely awe-inspiring.

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