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  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

    By Henry Fowler

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780198605065
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2003
    (Oxford Language Classics series). A reprint of the first edition, published in 1927. 742p.
  • Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112171433
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Published: 2010
    (New York). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Winchester to publisher's tipped-in leaf. Light bumping to both ends of spine. Faint bumping to both ends of d.j. spine. 'Signed First Edition' sticker affixed to front panel. VG/NF.
  • Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060750442
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: June 2005
    Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a land and its people. In 1988, author SimonWinchester (The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa) set out on foot to discovery this bustling North-East Asian country about which so little was written. What he found was a striking and diverse country that had thrown off the legacy of war. His gift for capturing engaging characters in true,compelling stories provides a composite portrait of a nationality. Illus., b&w photos; map. 336p.
  • 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. 150,000 first printing.
  • Skulls : An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781579129125
    • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
    • Published: October 2012
    Skulls is a beautiful spellbinding exploration of more than 300 different animal skulls­—amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles—written by New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester and produced in collaboration with Theodore Gray and Touch Press, the geniuses behind The Elements and Solar System.In Skulls, best-selling author Simon Winchester (author of The Professor and the Madman; Atlantic: A Biography of the Ocean; Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded; and others) tells the rich and fascinating story of skulls, both human and animal, from every perspective imaginable: historical, biographical, cultural, and iconographic. Presenting details about the parts of the skull (including the cranium, the mandible, the shape and positioning of the eye sockets, and species-specific features like horns, teeth, beaks and bills), information about the science and pseudoscience of skulls, and a look at skulls in religion, art and popular culture, his stories and information are riveting and enlightening. At the center of Skulls is a stunning, never-before-seen-in-any-capacity, visual array of the skulls of more than 300 animals that walk, swim, and fly. The skulls are from the collection of Alan Dudley, a British collector and owner of what is probably the largest and most complete private collection of skulls in the world. Every skull is beautifully photographed to show several angles and to give the reader the most intimate view possible. Each includes a short explanatory paragraph and a data box with information on the animal's taxonomy, behavior, and diet.Skulls was published in December 2011 as an e-book for the iPad by the innovative e-book publishers Touch Press, creators of the best-selling e-books for iPad The Elements and Solar System. Both books were also published in print by Black Dog & Leventhal.
  • The Alice Behind Wonderland

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780190614546
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2016
  • The Alice Behind Wonderland

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195396195
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: March 2011
    On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London. Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image - as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation - as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgson's love of photography framed his view of the world and was partly responsible for transformoing a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to 'Alice Liddell as the Beggar maidi' than meets the eye. Using Dodgson's published wirtings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his, and our....Alice. Suggestions for Further Reading, Index. 110p.
  • The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198607021
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2003
    From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. Writing with marvelous brio, Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language - 'so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy' - and pays homage to the great dictionary makers. 271p.
  • The Men Who United the States

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062278517
    • Publisher: Harpercollins
    • Published: October 2013
    For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"? Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped, with their multitudes of callings, to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizens and the geography of the United States from its very beginnings. At once intimate and deeply inspiring, this sweeping narrative details how these daring men from three centuries, some famous, some forgotten, left their everlasting mark on America's natural landscapes through courage, ingenuity and hard work.The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of the most gifted writers in the English language.
  • The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062079602
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: October 2013
    For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings. This sweeping narrative details how these daring men, some famous, some forgotten, left their mark on America's natural landscapes, through courage, ingenuity, and hard work.Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers, and explorers, from Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys of the West to the builders of the first transcontinental railroad and the curmudgeonly civil engineer who oversaw the creation of more than three million miles of highway. Winchester travels across vast swaths of the American landscape, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Seattle to Anchorage, Truckee to Laramie, using the five classical elements--Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal--to chart the contributions these adventurous leaders made to connect the diverse communities within the United States and ensure the future of the American project begun in 1776.The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of our most gifted writers.
  • The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $26.99 - $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062652553
    • Publisher: Harper; HarperCollinsPublisher
    • Published: 2018
  • The Professor And The Madman

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9780060836269
    • Publisher: Harperaudio
    • Published: October 2005
    Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic.
  • The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

    By Simon Winchester

    Our Price: $10.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423377
    • Publisher: Picador/Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: April 2004
    The author recounts his experiences traveling along the Yangtze river from the Tibetan border to the East China Sea, vividly bringing to life China's rich cultural history, politics, people, geography, and climate. Reprint.
  • The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler

    By Jenny McMorris

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198662549
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2001
    This poignant biography of H.W. Fowler appears on the 75th anniversary of the publication of his Modern English Usage, a work revered by writers everywhere. Based on meticulous research into previously unpublished letters and the Oxford University Press archives, this book brings to life a complex yet fascinating man. McMorris explores the dogged work and the flurry of controversy and critical contention surrounding Fowler's work on The King's English and Modern English Usage. But McMorris also illuminates Fowler the man, who helped raise seven siblings, abandoned a prestigious post as schoolmaster to write in a cottage by the sea, and found true love and a devoted marriage at 50. Though considered a god among lexicographers, Fowler was self-deprecating to the point of sending money back to Oxford University Press when he felt he had been overpaid. And he coped calmly in the face of tragedy, writing cheerful letters days after losing an eye, and energetically nursing his wife through a fatal illness. Painstakingly thorough and delightfully readable, The Warden of English takes us inside the world of early twentieth-century literary publishing, as it chronicles the life of a giant of lexicography.
  • Worlds to Explore : Classic Tales of Travel and Adventure from National Geographic

    By Mark Jenkins

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781426200441
    • Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
    • Published: April 2007
    A classic compilation of travel and adventure writing from the pages of National Geographic brings together fifty tales of exotic locales in works by Robert Peary, Amelia Earhart, Teddy Roosevelt, and other notables, all accompanied by concise essays providing context and perspective on the journeys. 15,000 first printing.

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