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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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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 must, this one shifts from the long-lens to the close-up shot, and from the tragic to the absurd' Literary Review

‘[Simon Winchester] is a terrific helmsman, both confident and smooth’ 4*, Daily Telegraph

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 Telegraph

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12234 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: William Collins (22 Oct. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00VDSCK4M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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