Simon Winchester on The Pacific

↑ VIA OPB’S THINK OUT LOUD: For his latest book of nonfiction, Simon Winchester has taken on nearly 64 million square miles. Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers is divided into 10 chapters encompassing singular events in the ocean’s history, including nuclear testing at the Bikini Atoll, and the invention of surfing.

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