Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom by WINCHESTER, SIMON
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Product Type : SOCIAL SCIENCE
Vendor : HARHC
SKU : 9780062315410
CONDITION : Brand New Book
Pages: 512 pages
Release Date: 2015-10-27
As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of the West coast, including Seattle, San Francisco, and the long cluster of towns down the Silicon Valley.
Today, the Pacific is ascendant. Its geological history has long transformed us-tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis-but its human history, from a Western perspective, is quite young, beginning with Magellan's sixteenth-century circumnavigation. It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made.
In telling the story of the Pacific, Simon Winchester takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the Yan
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