Precision engineering makes the modern world go round. Author Simon Winchester explains why that wasn’t always the case.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Africa's Skeleton Coast, where dense fog and treacherous surf have been responsible for countless shipwrecks over the years. Journalist Simon Winchester sent us an audio postcard from the Skeleton Coast.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British author Simon Winchester, who's revisiting the British territory 27 years after Britain and Argentina fought a war over these south Atlantic islands.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the British overseas territory of Bermuda. 400 years ago this island in the North Atlantic off the east coast of the U.S. was an important way station for ships voyaging to the New World. It was also the scene of an important shipwreck, one that probably inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest. British writer Simon Winchester sends us an audio postcard from Bermuda.
Author Simon Winchester sent us this audio postcard from the Purple Islands of Essaouira, Morroco and Morocco is the answer to our Geo Quiz.
The answer today's Geo Quiz is not a place, but rather an organization that oversees the seas. It's the International Hydrographic Organization based in Monte Carlo. Anchor Lisa Mullins get details about its inner workings from journalist Simon Winchester who's writing a new biography of the Atlantic Ocean.