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When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World
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When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact! --

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

Simon Winchester

The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa takes an adventurous and informative look at earthquakes, focusing on the devastating San Francisco quake of 1906. Illustrations & maps...

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Pacific Low Price CD: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
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Pacific Low Price CD: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and...

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.

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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Author and Historian Simon Winchester, Simon Winchester

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.over.

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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

Simon Winchester

Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith....

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder,Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder,Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the...

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester

A book about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and the love of words. It tells of the relationship between the dictionary editor and one of its main contributors (they were all volunteers) who corresponded for 17 years...

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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future

Simon Winchester

Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future.

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The Men Who United the States
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The Men Who United the States

Simon Winchester

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

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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
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The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to...

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Ikigai & Other Japanese Words to Live By
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Ikigai & Other Japanese Words to Live By

Mari Fujimoto, Simon Winchester, Michael Kenna

Introducing and explaining some of the most poignant Japanese words, Ikigai is a lifestyle as well as a language book. From the wistful poetry of mono-no-aware, a word that asks us to recognize the bittersweet transience of all...

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

In sumptuous and illuminating detail, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most...

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see...

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When The Earth Shakes
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When The Earth Shakes

Simon Winchester

New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. Stunning geological and historical images from the Smithsonian, handy maps and charts, and...

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

Simon Winchester (au)

The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells...

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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Simon Winchester

The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water - the Atlantic.

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The Men Who United the States
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The Men Who United the States

Simon Winchester

From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on America's official government...

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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future

Simon Winchester

Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future.

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

Simon Winchester, Soun Vannithone

Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm.

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see...

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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

Simon Winchester

The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British Empire. Includes 14 maps.

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The Alice Behind Wonderland
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The Alice Behind Wonderland

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester turns his unrivaled talents to revealing the significance of the intriguing photograph whose subject inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires
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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires

Simon Winchester

One of Library Journal s 10 Best Books of 2015Following 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...

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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future

Simon Winchester

Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future.

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The Alice Behind Wonderland
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The Alice Behind Wonderland

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester turns his unrivaled talents to revealing the significance of the intriguing photograph whose subject inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World comes an examination of the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the world's...

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

Simon Winchester (au)

'The Meaning of Everything' is the absorbing story behind the making of the first Oxford English Dictionary.

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Winchester's War Records: Civil, Spanish American, World
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Winchester’s War Records: Civil, Spanish American, World

Winchester, Simon

Contributing Authors Include Alfred S. Hall, Roland H. Sherman, And William D. Sullivan.

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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

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.over.

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Winchester's War Records: Civil, Spanish American, World
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Winchester’s War Records: Civil, Spanish American, World

Winchester, Simon

Contributing Authors Include Alfred S. Hall, Roland H. Sherman, And William D. Sullivan.

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Oxford
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Oxford

Martin Parr, Simon Winchester

A wonderful photo-documentary account of a year in the life of Oxford University, created by the renowned photo-journalist Martin Parr. His exquisite behind-the-scenes images are accompanied by Simon Winchester's witty and...

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East Coast: Arctic to Tropic
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East Coast: Arctic to Tropic

David Freese, Simon Winchester, Jenna Butler

In West Coast, David Freese changed the way we see the Pacific coastline. In East Coast, he presents an equally expansive photographic sojourn from Greenland to the Florida Keys.

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Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport
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Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

Eric Anderson (University of Winchester, UK), Ann Travers (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book...

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Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake
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Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake

Linda Butler, Simon Winchester

In June 2003, the Three Gorges Dam opened and a reservoir the size of lake Superior began to form, inundating 372 miles of china's Yangtze River Valley. Between 2000 and 2003 Linda Butler made eight trips to the Yangtze to...

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Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection
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Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

Nick Mann, Simon Winchester

A beautiful spellbinding exploration of more than 300 different animal skulls--amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles--written by a New York Times -bestselling author and produced in collaboration with the makers of The...

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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time
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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

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...

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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
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The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to...

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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, an expansive look at the world's grandest body of water, the Pacific.

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

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a wonderful celebration of the English language and of its treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary.

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In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases
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In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World’s Most Intriguing Words and Phrases

Christopher J. Moore, Simon Winchester

Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should Englis h fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where...

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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

Traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital age, exploring the single component precision.

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America's Idea of a Good Time
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America’s Idea of a Good Time

Kate Schermerhorn, Simon Winchester

Americans do a lot of things in the name of fun. They shoot each other with paint, bungee jump and pretend to bungee jump. This book presents an affectionate take on Americans at play to expose the surreal underbelly of the United...

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The Kindness of Strangers
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The Kindness of Strangers

Tim Cahill, Dave Eggers, Don George, Jan Morris, Simon Winchester

A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world....

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West Coast: Bering to Baja
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West Coast: Bering to Baja

David Freese, Simon Winchester, Naomi Rosenblum

No photographer until David Freese has explored the various and wondrous landscapes along the Pacific Ocean in such depth, making this the first book to look comprehensively at what makes the natural beauty of this particular...

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Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu
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Prospero’s Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu

Lawrence Durrell, Author and Historian Simon Winchester

This work explores the Greek island of Corfu, evoking the sunshine landscape and blue skies of the Aegean.

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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

From the New York Times -bestselling author of A Crack in the Edge of the World and Krakatoa comes this epic look at the Atlantic Ocean--its history, geography, importance, and wealth of stories.

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The Best American Travel Writing 2009
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The Best American Travel Writing 2009

Jason Wilson (University College London), Author and Historian Simon Winchester

Acclaimed writer Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year, providing a collection that is full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and...

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