Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders – Philip J. Hatfield
‘The pacific Ocean covers very nearly a third of the surface of the globe, and is inhabited by a diverse array of peoples and cultures bound by a common thread: their relationship with the sea. This visually stunning book highlights the importance of the Pacific, uncovering stories of beachcombers, piracy surfing, castaways, mutineers, nuclear weapons test and kaiju monster movies.’
‘The rich history of this vast ocean is explored through an intriguing collection of objects, each one beautifully illustrated, from the earliest human engagement with the Pacific through to the modern day. Covering topics as diverse as mapping, whaling, trade and the myriad of vessels used to traverse the ocean, Pacific, tells a broad history that extends to current political tensions and the environmental dangers that threaten these islands’ existence.’
Philip Hatfield is Head of the Eccles Centre for American Studies.
Hardback. 224 pages.
28.6cm x 22.7cm x 2.2cm