As well as providing encyclopaedia-style information - geophysical, meterological, historical and more - "The Pacific" offers anecdote and travelogue, the author's visit to Tonga, the zero date line from which can be seen 60 miles away a mountain top where the time is the same but the date is the previous day's, his voyage through the Panama Canal and his travels in the Canadian Pacific North West.
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Praise for Simon Winchester:
‘Winchester pioneered the genre of popular narrative history … [he] understands that specificity is what counts, as it always does in writing’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Simon Winchester is a literary impresario … This is a clever, engaging and original look at what would seem well-trodden historical paths; but Winchester, delightfully, breaks a fresh trail’ Economist
'Winchester unfolds this epic narrative with admirable simplicity: his prose style is conversational, and crackles with strange images. He marries even-handed scholarship with a gift for storytelling, neither dumbing down nor assuming any specific knowledge in his readership. This is from start to finish an enthralling book, and one that does justice to the magnitude of its subject' Edmund Gordon, Sunday Times
'Illuminating…a] wonderful, encyclopaedic book, pinpointing key moments in the narrative of an entire ocean and our relationship to it' Philip Hoare, Sunday TelegraphAbout the Author:
Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of ‘Atlantic’, ‘The Man Who Loved China’, ‘A Crack in the Edge of the World’, ‘Krakatoa’, ‘The Map That Changed the World’, ‘The Surgeon of Crowthorne’ (’The Professor and the Madman’), ‘The Fracture Zone’, ‘Outposts’ and ‘Korea’, among many other titles. In 2006 he was awarded the OBE. He lives in western Massachusetts and New York City.
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Book Description Random House (UK). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0091734851 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0038668
Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091734851
Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091734851