Pacific Low Price CD: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators…

Audio Book (CD) | October 25, 2016

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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean

Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean’s significance to us today. He leads us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal, and to the many small islands that lie in between. Pacific also tells the story of the little transistor radio and how it sparked the digital revolution, from Japan to Silicon Valley, altering the ocean’s destiny.

Along the way, Winchester looks at the  political turmoil in Australia, the relationship between the Koreas, and recent confrontations that engaged China and the United States. "The Pacific," he says, "is the ocean where, quite literally, East meets West..."

Calling upon Winchester’s many journeys throughout the Pacific and its surrounding areas, his formidable historical understanding, and his singular talent for storytelling, Pacific is a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty and myth that has long captured the imagination.

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean’s significance to us today. He leads us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the ...

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong. His works include The River at the Center of the World; The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary; The Alice Behind Wonderland; and The Men Who United the States: America's Explore...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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