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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

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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…
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

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The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.…
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 “finger” of a tornado to touch…
Der Atlantik: Biographie eines Ozeans
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|October 29, 2012

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Faszination Atlantik – die große Erzählung über ein Stück ungezähmte Natur Der Atlantik bedeckt ein Fünftel der Erdoberfläche und zieht die Menschen seit Jahrtausenden in seinen Bann. Er steckt voller verblüffender Geschichten und Anekdoten und ist das…
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

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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…
Schedels: meer dan 300 verschillende dierenschedels van amfibieen, vogels, vissen, zoogdieren en…

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Dit boek is niet geschikt voor zwart-wit e-readers! Schedels is een prachtig standaardwerk waarin meer dan 300 verschillende dierenschedels van amfibieën, vogels, vissen, zoogdieren en reptielen worden besproken. Auteur Simon Winchester vertelt het rijke en…
The Alice Behind Wonderland
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|February 11, 2011

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In the summer of 1858 in a garden behind Christ Church in Oxford Charles Dodgson--better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll--dressed the six-year-old Alice Liddell in ragamuffin's clothes and then snapped the camera's shutter. In The Alice Behind…
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, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"—*New York Times Book Review*) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"—*Time*) brings to life the extraordinary story of…
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million…

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"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —*Kirkus Reviews* (starred review) Blending history and anecdote, geography and…
The Fracture Zone: My Return to the Balkans

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A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come The vast and mountainous area that makes up the Balkans is rife with discord, both cultural…
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, indeed,…
Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. Fascinating…
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