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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

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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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that...

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Land
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Land

Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

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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

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Exactly
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Exactly

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

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 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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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

Explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and occasionally share land, and what humanity's proprietary relationship with land means for the future.

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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

The author explores the notion of property--man's proprietary relationship with the land--through human history, how it has shaped people, and what it will mean for the future.he future.

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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

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OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level: 2021-2023
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OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level: 2021-2023

Simon Allcock (Head of Classics & Humanities, Wellington College, UK), Sam Baddeley (Winchester College, UK), John Claughton (King Edward's School, Birmingham, UK), Dr Alastair Harden, Dr Sarah Harden (Head of Classics, Winchester College, UK)

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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.

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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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Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist
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Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist

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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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
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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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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

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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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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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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River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back
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River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back

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 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
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Pacific

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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Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf
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Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf

David Freese, Simon Winchester, Sarah Kennel

A major new book that shows why the Mississippi remains America's most important and iconic river!

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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)

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Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
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Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

Vine, David, Simon Winchester

From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a Far-Reaching Examination of the Perils of American Military Bases Overseas

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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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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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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

The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.

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The River at the Center of the World
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The River at the Center of the World

Author and Historian Simon Winchester

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Theology and Religious Studies: An Exploration of Disciplinary Boundaries
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Theology and Religious Studies: An Exploration of Disciplinary Boundaries

Dr Maya Warrier (University of Winchester, UK), Dr Simon Oliver (Durham University, UK)

Explores the relationship between the disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology. This volume examines whether the two disciplines are strange bedfellows sharing little in common but bedding together out of sheer habit, or...

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

Jason Wilson, 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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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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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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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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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

Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the New York Times -bestselling author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the...

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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 worlds grandest body of water, the Pacific.

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The Trilogy of North American Waters: West Coast, East Coast, Mississippi River
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The Trilogy of North American Waters: West Coast, East Coast, Mississippi River

David Freese, Simon Winchester, Naomi Rosenblum, Jenna Butler

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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