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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World
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|May 7, 2019

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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…
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World
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|May 8, 2018

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

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A New York Times Notable Book  •  Now a Major Motion Picture The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English…
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…
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading…

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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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|April 28, 2009

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From the author of the bestselling  The Professor and the Madman  comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately became…
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
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|July 5, 2005

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The bestselling author of  The Professor and the Madman  and  The Map That Changed the World  examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano --…
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,…
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,…
The River at the Center of the World, Revised: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese Time

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Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant,…
Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
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|June 15, 2004

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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 Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, Reissue

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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…
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