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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

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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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 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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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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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

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

Tom Bean, 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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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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Original Letters From India
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Original Letters From India

Eliza Fay, E. M. Forster, Simon Winchester

Fay was a contemporary of Jane Austen, but her adventures are worthy of a Daniel Defoe heroine. Her letters-unfiltered, forthright, and often hilarious-bring the perils and excitements of an earlier age to life.

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