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Teri (teriboop) Spoiler Alert

This is the spoiler thread for the book PACIFIC: SILICON CHIPS AND SURFBOARDS, CORAL REEFS AND ATOM BOMBS, BRUTAL DICTATORS, FADING EMPIRES, AND THE COMING COLLISION OF THE WORLD'S SUPERPOWERS by Simon Winchester

There are articles/videos/interviews etc. which deal with this book that I am setting up a thread to add any of these items to.

Please feel free to add your own. If you cite any book or author aside from the book being discussed - you have to add the proper citation, book cover, author's photo and author's link.

This way the adds will not be disruptive to the non spoiler conversation. And you can discuss any and all of these without spoiler html because this is not the book discussion thread nor a non spoiler thread. Setting up this spoiler thread for this book will also not clutter up the book discussion thread.

Pacific Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester by Simon Winchester Simon Winchester


Teri (teriboop) Book Discussion on Pacific: Simon Winchester talked about his book Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers, in which he provides a history of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the world since 1950.

Video:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?329016-1...


Teri (teriboop) Island Hopping on United/Continental 154


United 154 lifts off Runway 6 at Kwajalein.


Teri (teriboop) Fast Facts about the Pacific Ocean


Marshall Islands, Micronesia

Depth: 14,000 feet, or 4,280 meters (mean)

Deepest Point: Mariana Trench, which reaches a depth of 35,760 feet, or 10,911 meters

Temperature: Varies between 29.5F (-1.4C) in poleward areas and 86F (30C) near to the equator

Discovered: 16th Century

Discovered by: Vasco de Balboa

Area: 63.8 million square miles, or 165.25 million square kilometers

Covers: 46% of Earth’s water surface and a third of Earth’s total surface area

Name Origins: “Mar Pacifico” in 1521 which is Portuguese for “Peaceful Sea”

Divisions: Divided by the equator into the North and South Pacific

Boundaries: Asia, Australia, the Americas
(Source: Pacific Ocean Facts)

More:
The Last Great Sea Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean by Terry Glavin by Terry Glavin (no photo)


message 5: by Donna (last edited Jul 07, 2016 05:42AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Donna (drspoon) Re: Chapter 1, The Great Thermonuclear Sea
A Japanese newspaper article about a survivor from the Daigo Fukuryu Maru, a tuna fishing boat that was exposed to fallout from a U.S. hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ2...


Teri (teriboop) Awesome, Donna. Thank you for adding!


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