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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

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

Mari Fujimoto, Simon Winchester, Michael Kenna

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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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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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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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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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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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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

A colourfully illustrated collection of more than ninety untranslatable words and phrases and the unique insights they offer into the cultures they come from.

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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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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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By Rail and By Sea
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By Rail and By Sea

Scott Conarroe, Bob Bean, Simon Winchester

A collection of photographs capturing the deadpan geographic beauty of vast stretches of Canada and North America taken by Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe as he traveled the continent documenting railways

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