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The Professor And The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English…

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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…
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
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|September 10, 2004

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From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. Writing with marvelous brio,…
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
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|July 5, 2005

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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of…
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires…

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One of Library Journal ’s 10 Best Books of 2015 Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world,…
The Map That Changed The World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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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,…
When The Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, And Tsunamis
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|June 23, 2015

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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis. Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and…
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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from…
The Men Who United The States Low Price Cd: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics And…

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For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum —Out of many, one"—has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But what unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize…
The Alice Behind Wonderland
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|August 12, 2016

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On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera,…
When The Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, And The Worst Weather In The World

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New York Times  bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms. Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous…
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries…

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing nudist who…