Summary: Details the author's efforts to retrace the footsteps of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca as recorded in "The Odyssey," following the Greek hero on his journey around the Mediterranean to discover why this tale continues to resonate with Western readers.
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2008
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Contents: Introduction September 6, 1996: Hurricane Fran and before -- Beaufort of the Admiralty -- In search of the wind -- The Beaufort scale, and who wrote it, in a general way -- Reverse engineering the wind -- "Nature rightly questioned, never lies": the Beaufort scale, nineteenth-century science, and the last eighteenth-century man -- Getting the word out: on the Society for the Diffusion of Useful...
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2004