Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision o

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Product Details

Price
$28.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
512
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062315410

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About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.

Reviews

"Revealing... delightful... fascinating... highly recommended."--Janet Napolitano, San Francisco Chronicle
"Winchester does a virtuoso job. ... A giant Aladdin's rug, which he then gamely invites his readers to climb aboard."--New York Times
"Fascinating, provocative, and at times, mildly terrifying. ... The hallmarks of Winchester's best work -- a fertile, curious mind, impeccable research and command of complex material -- are on full display here."--Miami Herald
"Winchester has a smooth and easy prose style, one that is trustable and clear. ... He excels at guiding the reader with a contagious sense of wonder."--Boston Globe
"[Winchester is] a terrific raconteur with a knack for making connections that might have eluded you between events behind the headlines. ... Where Pacific opts to go, it goes with savvy and verve."--Seattle Times
"Winchester writes books like someone telling a good yarn around the fireplace... by interweaving history, fascinating trivia, and acute observation."--New York Times Book Review
"Winchester is a terrific helmsman, both confident and smooth."--Telegraph (UK)
"Winchester has prodigious gifts as a popular historian and an explainer of faraway events."--Los Angeles Times
"Provocative... and lively."--Wall Street Journal
"Popular history at its finest."--Library Journal
"Winchester's vigorous prose and tireless dragnetting of interesting lore make this an entertaining read."--Publishers Weekly
ONE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL'S "BEST BIOGRAPHIES OF 2015"--No Source
ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' "BEST BOOKS OF 2015"--No Source
"A series of high-resolution literary snapshots. ... As we've come to expect from Winchester, there are plenty of delights. ... Winchester's passionate research... undergirds this superb analysis of a world wonder."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)