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  • The Professor and the Madmanby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 9.99

    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 , begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken.... more...

  • The Meaning of Everythingby Simon Winchester

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    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, Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language--"so vast,... more...

  • The Alice Behind Wonderlandby Simon Winchester

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 15.99

    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 Wonderland, Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice as the launching pad for... more...

  • Koreaby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Adult 2004; Not Available

    Simon Winchester travelled through the republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen and many other interesting people who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humourous... more...

  • Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Storiesby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 13.00

    The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester more...

  • The Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made Americaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 22.01

    From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. more...

  • Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Storiesby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester more...

  • When the Earth Shakesby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 10.99

    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 geologist Simon Winchester?who?s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through... more...

  • The Professor and the Madmanby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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 , begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken.... more...

  • The Fracture Zoneby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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 and topographical. And, as Simon Winchester superbly demonstrates in this intimate portrait... more...