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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic and The Men Who United the States , a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean—what it has been and the grip it holds on our future Simon Winchester tackles this “oceanic behemoth of…read more

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In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell—clear across England and, indeed, clear across the…read more

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Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues profoundly to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Simon Winchester makes the Atlantic come vividly alive. Spanning the ocean’s story from its…read more

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Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong. His works include The River at the Center of the World; The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary; The Alice Behind Wonderland; and The Men…read more

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The Professor and the Madman , masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857,…read more

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Humorous tales of travel and misadventure Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable…read more

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world.…read more

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Skulls is a beautiful spellbinding exploration of more than 300 different animal skulls­—amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles—written by New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester and produced in collaboration with Theodore Gray and Touch Press, the geniuses…read more

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'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the…read more

The Alice Behind Wonderland

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This title releases September 15, 2016

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From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic and The Men Who United the States , a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean—what it has been and the grip it holds on our future Simon Winchester tackles this “oceanic behemoth of…read more

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Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the…read more