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The Resource Pacific : the ocean of the future, Simon Winchester

Pacific : the ocean of the future, Simon Winchester

Label
Pacific : the ocean of the future
Title
Pacific
Title remainder
the ocean of the future
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Title variation
Pacific
Title variation remainder
silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the worlds superpowers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future. The Pacific is a world of tsunamis and Magellan, of the Bounty mutiny and the Boeing Company. It is the stuff of the towering Captain Cook and his wide-ranging network of exploring voyages, Robert Louis Stevenson and Admiral Halsey. It is the place of Paul Gauguin and the explosion of the largest-ever American atomic bomb, on Bikini atoll, in 1951. It has an astonishing recent past, an uncertain present and a hugely important future. The ocean and its peoples are the new lifeblood, fizz and thrill of America - which draws so many of its minds and so much of its manners from the sea - while the inexorable rise of the ancient center of the world, China, is a fixating fascination. The presence of rogue states - North Korea most notoriously today - suggest that the focus of the responsible world is shifting away from the conventional post-war obsessions with Europe and the Middle East, and towards a new set of urgencies. Navigating the newly evolving patterns of commerce and trade, the world's most violent weather and the fascinating histories, problems and potentials of the many Pacific states, Simon Winchester's thrilling journey is a grand depiction of the future ocean
Summary
An exploration of the Pacific Ocean assesses its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448701
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
909.09823
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winchester, Simon
  • Winchester, Simon
  • Winchester, Simon
  • Ocean and civilization
  • Ocean travel
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers
Label
Pacific : the ocean of the future, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The great thermonuclear sea -- Mr. Ibuka's radio revolution -- The ecstasies of wave-riding -- A dire and dangerous irritation -- Farewell, all my friends and foes -- Echoes of distant thunder -- How goes the lucky country? -- The fires in the deep -- A fragile and uncertain sea -- Of masters and commanders -- Epilogue: the call of the running tide
Control code
000055490485
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 492 pages
Isbn
9780007550760
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)921183016
Label
Pacific : the ocean of the future, Simon Winchester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The great thermonuclear sea -- Mr. Ibuka's radio revolution -- The ecstasies of wave-riding -- A dire and dangerous irritation -- Farewell, all my friends and foes -- Echoes of distant thunder -- How goes the lucky country? -- The fires in the deep -- A fragile and uncertain sea -- Of masters and commanders -- Epilogue: the call of the running tide
Control code
000055490485
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 492 pages
Isbn
9780007550760
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)921183016

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