Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 27 Issue 03

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Volume 27, No. 3
Pages 160 - 160


BOOK REVIEW • To the Denmark Strait: Oceanographers Search for a Mysterious Current

Craig M. Lee
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Seagoing research figures prominently in the culture of ocean science, with new observations driving advances in understanding and pointing toward new questions. The challenge and excitement of exploration and seagoing experimentation provide inspiration for both professional oceanographers and a public that grows increasingly interested in the ocean and its role in the climate system. Dallas Murphy’s new book, To the Denmark Strait, captures the excitement and romance of seagoing research by combining, in equal parts, science thriller, subarctic North Atlantic travelogue, and a valentine to the venerable R/V Knorr and the ship’s exceptional crew. Author Murphy is a writer, author of four novels, two plays, and two previous nonfiction books about the ocean.


Lee, C.M. 2014. Review of To the Denmark Strait: Oceanographers Search for a Mysterious Current, by D. Murphy. Oceanography 27(3):160, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.81.

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