skip to content
Pacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Pacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York : Prentice-Hall Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"A brilliant portrait of the peoples, history, culture and politics of the Pacific by a gifted and critically acclaimed author who remains fascinated and enthralled by the ocean Herman Melville called 'the tide-beating heart of the earth.'"--Dust jacket inside cover.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winchester, Simon.
Pacific rising.
New York : Prentice-Hall Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)608608859
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0138077932 9780138077938 0788155911 9780788155918
OCLC Number: 23446694
Description: xiv, 496 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The great ocean --
Approaches. From a peak in Darién ; The Strait that shall forever bear his name ; "Primus circumdedisti me" ; Down the Malacca ; Across Siberia --
Connections. One: Bands of steel. The cutting edge ; Hauling Australia away ; William the Conqueror's car ; Driving the deficit home --
Two: Threads of silk. The men ; The master ; The money --
Icons. The messengers ; The monster ; The Mac --
Places in the basin. Kauai ; Outback ; Teak bandits ; Relics of old Siam ; Nervous old colony ; Return to the native --
Cities on the rim. Eastern capital ; Metropolis West --
The wave.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

Abstract:

"A brilliant portrait of the peoples, history, culture and politics of the Pacific by a gifted and critically acclaimed author who remains fascinated and enthralled by the ocean Herman Melville called 'the tide-beating heart of the earth.'"--Dust jacket inside cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23446694> # Pacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "23446694" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Place/pazifischer_raum> ; # Pazifischer Raum.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1243504> ; # Pacific Area.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/990/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Place/pacific_area> ; # Pacific Area.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Topic/soziookonomischer_wandel> ; # Sozioökonomischer Wandel
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1991" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/5144962> ; # Simon Winchester
    schema:datePublished "1991" ;
    schema:description ""A brilliant portrait of the peoples, history, culture and politics of the Pacific by a gifted and critically acclaimed author who remains fascinated and enthralled by the ocean Herman Melville called 'the tide-beating heart of the earth.'"--Dust jacket inside cover."@en ;
    schema:description "Prologue -- The great ocean -- Approaches. From a peak in Darién ; The Strait that shall forever bear his name ; "Primus circumdedisti me" ; Down the Malacca ; Across Siberia -- Connections. One: Bands of steel. The cutting edge ; Hauling Australia away ; William the Conqueror's car ; Driving the deficit home -- Two: Threads of silk. The men ; The master ; The money -- Icons. The messengers ; The monster ; The Mac -- Places in the basin. Kauai ; Outback ; Teak bandits ; Relics of old Siam ; Nervous old colony ; Return to the native -- Cities on the rim. Eastern capital ; Metropolis West -- The wave."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/25557665> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/608608859> ;
    schema:name "Pacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture"@en ;
    schema:productID "23446694" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/23446694#PublicationEvent/new_york_prentice_hall_press_1991> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Agent/prentice_hall_press> ; # Prentice-Hall Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780788155918> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780138077938> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/23446694> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Agent/prentice_hall_press> # Prentice-Hall Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Prentice-Hall Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Place/pacific_area> # Pacific Area.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Pacific Area." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Place/pazifischer_raum> # Pazifischer Raum.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Pazifischer Raum." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25557665#Topic/soziookonomischer_wandel> # Sozioökonomischer Wandel
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sozioökonomischer Wandel"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1243504> # Pacific Area.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Pacific Area." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/5144962> # Simon Winchester
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Winchester" ;
    schema:givenName "Simon" ;
    schema:name "Simon Winchester" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780138077938>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0138077932" ;
    schema:isbn "9780138077938" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780788155918>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0788155911" ;
    schema:isbn "9780788155918" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/608608859>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Pacific rising." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23446694> ; # Pacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.