The Pacific

Five years ago, author and journalist Simon Winchester published a book about the Atlantic Ocean. It was a kaleidoscope of stories about the history and geography of that ocean from the ancient Greeks to the great migration from the Old World to the New World. Now he’s turned his attention to the Pacific Ocean. His new book is called “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers.”