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Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winchester, Simon.
Pacific.
(DLC) 2015020468
(OCoLC)915741427
Named Person: Simon Winchester; Simon Winchester; Simon Winchester
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 9780008162481 0008162484 9780062315434 0062315439 9780007550784 0007550782
OCLC Number: 923853549
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The great thermonuclear sea --
Mr. Ibuka's radio revolution --
The ecstasies of wave-riding --
A dire and dangerous irritation --
Farewell, all my friends and foes --
Echoes of distant thunder --
How goes the lucky country? --
The fires in the deep --
A fragile and uncertain sea --
Of masters and commanders --
Epilogue: the call of the running tide.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.
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Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the  Read more...

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'Gripping ... This might be his best [book] yet... Like all good writers, Winchester knows that specificity is all ... stirring stuff. The variety of material is astonishing ... As all good books Read more...

 
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