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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires Author Simon Winchester
ISBN-10 0062315420
ISBN-13 9780062315427
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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One of Library Journals 10 Best Books of 2015Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow With China on the rise so too are the American cities of the West coast including Seattle San Francisco and the long cluster of towns down the Silicon Valley Today the Pacific is ascendant Its geological history has long transformed ustremendous earthquakes volcanoes and tsunamisbut its human history from a Western perspective is quite young beginning with Magellans sixteenth century circumnavigation It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made In telling the story of the Pacific Simon Winchester takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal and to the many small islands and archipelagos that lie in between He observes the fall of a dictator in Manila visits aboriginals in northern Queensland and is jailed in Tierra del Fuego the land at the end of the world His journey encompasses a trip down the Alaska Highway a stop at the isolated Pitcairn Islands a trek across South Korea and a glimpse of its mysterious northern neighbor Winchesters personal experience is vast and his storytelling second to none And his historical understanding of the region is formidable making Pacific a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty myth and imagination that is transforming our lives

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