Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, 'simon
Winchester tells the story of the worldâ€™s largest body of water, and
â€“ in matters economic, political and military â€“ 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.
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