Simon Winchester: The Pacific
Simon Winchester, Historian & Author, A Crack in the Edge of the World and Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers
Angie Coiro, Talk Show Host, “In Deep with Angie Coiro”—Moderator
It is said that we have more knowledge of our solar system than of our oceans, though people navigate, fish and swim along the shores of the Pacific every day. Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world. He explores our relationship with largest ocean of the planet and discusses how the unmapped depths will define our future.
Winchester traces our geological history and describes his personal journey down the Alaskan highway, Yangtze River, Panama Canal, Philippines, northern Queensland and his time jailed in Tierra del Fuego, the land at the end of the world. He will share what he has learned and what we can look forward to.
Location: Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Notes: Photo by Setsuko Winchester