Publication Date: 2015-10-27
From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean: what it has been and the grip it holds on our future Simon Winchester tackles this oceanic behemoth of eye-watering complexity by focusing on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean's significance to us today. 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 writes 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.