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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Suitable for younger readers, this book covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which...

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Suitable for younger readers, this book covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which...

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One Summer: America, 1927
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One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson, Audible Inc

The author retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country; a narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al...

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of...

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of...

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One Summer: America, 1927
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One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson, Audible Inc

One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country; a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles...

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

The author was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of. This inspired him to start a journey around his own...

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

The brand new Bryson for 2010. Will do for social history what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson, Audible Studios

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.

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The Best American Travel Writing
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The Best American Travel Writing

Bryson, Bill Bryson, Jason Wilson

This collection of travel articles includes contributions written by writers such as Bill Buford and Ryszard Kapuscinski, and range across myriads from New York's Central Park to to the Saharan Mauritania.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

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A Walk In The Woods
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A Walk In The Woods

Bryson, Bill

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz, the author set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. This book tells about his hike experience.

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Notes From A Big Country
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Notes From A Big Country

Bill Bryson

Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, the author brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life.

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Troublesome Words
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Troublesome Words

Bill Bryson

A guide to the problems of English usage and spelling. It lets you discover whether you should care about split infinitives, or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day'.

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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about...

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

The author was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of. This inspired him to start a journey around his own...

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Shakespeare
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Shakespeare

Bill Bryson

From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet.

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Mother Tongue: The English Language
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Mother Tongue: The English Language

Bill Bryson

A humourous but still reverent account of the English language which dwells on its eccentricities and idiosyncracies.

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One Summer: America 1927
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One Summer: America 1927

Bill Bryson

In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. This book brings...

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Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain
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Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain

Bill Bryson

In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, the author insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. This book tells about his experiences.

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A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
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A Walk In The Woods: The World’s Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

Bill Bryson

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world.

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Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
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Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years.

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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country
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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly.

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America

Bill Bryson

lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land. Bryson's acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the...

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The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through my Childhood
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The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through my Childhood

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's first travel book opened with the immortal line, 'I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.' In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything in this groundbreaking book, the best selling popular science book of the 21st century.

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Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society
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Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

Bill Bryson

Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick and Neal Stephenson amongst others, this beautiful, lavishly...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Audiobook)
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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Audiobook)

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This book is his quest to understand everything that has...

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The Lost Continent
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The Lost Continent

Bill Bryson

Presents a travel literature.

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
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I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Bill Bryson

Now in paperback comes the affectionate, hysterically funny tour of America's most outrageous absurdities from a master humorist. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are his hallmark, Bryson, who recently returned to the...

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One Summer: America, 1927
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One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson

Examines the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism, and delirious energy.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of facts ... and...

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In a Sunburned Country
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In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson

The author takes readers on a tour of the Land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, illustrating adventures with riptides, jellyfish, and Aborigines.

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

The brand new Bryson for 2010. Will do for social history what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science.

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage
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Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Bill Bryson

In this new installment in the critically acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Bryson explores the life and work of Shakespeare in a typically Brysonian fashion. That is to say, he has crafted a travelogue of sorts, narrating his quest...

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Icons of England
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Icons of England

Bill Bryson

A celebration of the English countryside that focuses on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. It also presents an eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub...

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Made In America: An Informal History of American English
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Made In America: An Informal History of American English

Bill Bryson

Tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't...

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Notes From A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream
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Notes From A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream

Bill Bryson

The author has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV,...

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The Body
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The Body

Bill Bryson

Korean edition of New York Times Instant Bestseller, The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, former chancellor of Durham University. Famed for his travel memoirs, Bryson now takes us on a trip trough our bodies. With his...

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The Road to Little Dribbling
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The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson

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The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America
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The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost: lost to itself because it is blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television;...

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A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
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A Walk In The Woods: The World’s Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

(Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods...

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Neither Here Nor There
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Neither Here Nor There

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Having seen Europe with a rucksack on his back 20 years earlier, Bill Bryson decides to make a sentimental journey, to wander through the minefields of linguistic confusion in search of a room for the night and a good square meal....

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Notes From a Big Country
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Notes From a Big Country

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, the author brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life.

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Notes From A Small Island
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Notes From A Small Island

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the USA. Before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, he took one last trip around the UK, and in this book, he turns an affectionate but...

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Down Under
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Down Under

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more...

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Down Under
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Down Under

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more...

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