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Fri Mar 21 17:13:22 2014 UTClccn-n500157930.00Bomb, book and compass by Simon Winchester : notes /0.211.00Simon Winchester audio sampler5144962Simon_Winchestern 5001579351258Winchester, Simon, 1944-ウィンチェスター, サイモンlccn-n82072956Murray, James A. H.(James Augustus Henry)1837-1915viaf-78752515Minor, William Chesterlccn-n86084756Smith, William1769-1839lccn-n50031711Needham, Joseph1900-1995np-vannithone, sounVannithone, Sounlccn-n79032923Furnivall, Frederick James1825-1910lccn-nr2001016091Coleridge, Herbert1830-1861fast-805040Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll)lccn-n82008572Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell1852-1934lccn-n79056546Carroll, Lewis1832-1898Winchester, SimonHistoryBiographyFolkloreCriticism, interpretation, etcPictorial worksDiariesGreat BritainLexicographersMurray, James A. H.--(James Augustus Henry),Oxford English dictionaryEnglish language--LexicographyTravelUnited StatesWinchester, SimonMinor, William ChesterPsychiatric hospital patientsVeteransAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)English language--EtymologyNew English dictionary on historical principlesVolcanoesIndonesia--KrakatoaIndonesiaGeologistsGeology, StratigraphicSmith, William,Eruption of Krakatoa (Indonesia : 1883)California--San FranciscoEarthquakesSan Francisco Earthquake and Fire (California : 1906)CaliforniaAtlantic OceanGeographyOcean and civilizationChinaScienceNeedham, Joseph,ScientistsScience and civilisation in China (Needham, Joseph)Coleridge, Herbert,Furnivall, Frederick James,ExplorersInventionsInventorsKosovo (Republic)Balkan PeninsulaChina--Yangtze River RegionEccentrics and eccentricitiesManners and customsColonies--Description and travelFantasy fiction, EnglishAlice (Fictitious character : Carroll)Children's stories, EnglishAlice's adventures in Wonderland (Carroll, Lewis)Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell,Carroll, Lewis,19441974197519761978197919801981198219831985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201344889217854BPE1617.O94ocn862067496ocn860715404ocn868959510ocn438964376ocn798407597ocn440797586ocn798407597ocn469887959ocn185496052445830ocn038425992book19980.21Winchester, SimonThe professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionaryHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyThe creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story - a story of two remarkable men whose strange twenty-year relationship lies at the core of this historic undertaking. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut, who had served in the Civil War, was one of thousands of contributors who submitted illustrative quotations of words to be used in the dictionary. But Minor was no ordinary contributor. He was remarkably prolific, sending thousands of neat, handwritten quotations from his home in the small village of Crowthorne, fifty miles from Oxford. On numerous occasions Murray invited Minor to visit Oxford and celebrate his work, but Murray's offer was regularly - and mysteriously - refused. Thus the two men, for two decades, maintained a close relationship only through correspondence. Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor - that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane - and locked up in Broadmoor, England's harshest asylum for criminal lunatics+-+1140265155369527ocn051946267book19890.20Winchester, SimonKrakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883HistoryConsiders the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism+-+0037671155350345ocn045799894book20010.23Winchester, SimonThe map that changed the world : William Smith and the birth of modern geologyHistoryBiographyThe fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology. The Map That Changed the World is, at its foundation, a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin and homelessness. The world's coal and oil industry, its gold mining, its highway systems, and its railroad routes were all derived entirely from the creation of Smith's first map.; and with a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unfolds the poignant sacrifice behind this world-changing discovery+-+6618465155291229ocn052830480book20030.24Winchester, SimonThe meaning of everything : the story of the Oxford English dictionaryHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyTraces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work+-+9752513465285114ocn058546171book20050.20Winchester, SimonA crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906HistoryWinchester brings his storytelling abilities, as well as his understanding of geology, to the extraordinary San Francisco Earthquake, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion, but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake. He also positions the quake's significance along the earth's geological timeline and shows the effect it had on the rest of 20th-century California and American history.--From publisher description+-+8446205155226917ocn173748716book20080.20Winchester, SimonThe man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle KingdomHistoryBiographyThe extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China--long the world's most technologically advanced country. This married Englishman, a freethinking intellectual, while working at Cambridge University in 1937, fell in love with a visiting Chinese student, with whom he began a lifelong affair. He became fascinated with China, and embarked on a series of extraordinary expeditions to the farthest frontiers of this ancient empire. He searched everywhere for evidence to bolster his conviction that the Chinese were responsible for hundreds of mankind's most familiar innovations--including printing, the compass, explosives, suspension bridges, even toilet paper--often centuries before the rest of the world. His dangerous journeys took him across war-torn China to far-flung outposts, consolidating his deep admiration for the Chinese people. After the war, Needham began writing what became a seventeen-volume encyclopedia, Science and Civilisation in China.--From publisher description+-+740933515516616ocn827260063book20130.19Winchester, SimonThe men who united the States : America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics, and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisibleHistoryAcclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree139020ocn034411014book19960.21Winchester, SimonThe river at the center of the world : a journey up the Yangtze and back in Chinese timeHistoryChronicle of the author's adventures following the often difficult course of the Yangtze River in China, providing a portrait of the vast country, its history, politics, geography, climate, and culture+-+933385053510898ocn641525313book20110.23Winchester, SimonThe Alice behind wonderlandCriticism, interpretation, etc"In the summer of 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church in Oxford, Charles Dodgson--better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll--dressed the six-year-old Alice Liddell in ragamuffin's clothes, and then snapped the camera's shutter. In The Alice Behind Wonderland, Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice as the launching pad for an appreciative energetic and penetrating look at the inspiration behind, and the making of, one of the greatest classics of children's literature. Indeed, Winchester shows that Dodgson's love of photography deeply influenced his view of the world, helping to transform this shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Much like the fictional Alice's world, as the photograph is subject to closer examination, 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' becomes curiouser and curiouser, capturing a moment during a golden afternoon that would endure forever. 'Alice Liddell as The Beggar Maid' was, in short, the muse that would inspire the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Deftly engaging with Dogson's published writings, private diaries, and photography, Winchester weaves together the poignant, turbulent, and entirely fascinating story behind Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice. Acclaim for Simon Winchester "An exceptionally engaging guideat home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly." --USA Today "Extraordinarily graceful." --Time "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher." --Newsweek"--+-+246148046583017ocn226386449rcrd20080.13Winchester, SimonThe man who loved China Joseph Needham and the making of a masterpieceHistoryBiographySimon Winchester profiles the life and work of Joseph Needham, a man who, in the mid-20th century, dedicated his life to studying the history of Chinese science. He would go on to write the definitive history of China's scientific progress+-+527100615582820ocn051961512rcrd20030.13Winchester, SimonKrakatoa [the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883]HistoryIn 1883, a series of cataclysmic events completely annihilated the Indonesian volcano islands of Krakatoa. Those who survived the initial volcano eruption fell victim to a ferocious tidal wave. Over 40,000 people lost their lives in perhaps the worst natural disaster in history. Here, Simon Winchester chronicles the harrowing event+-+22158051558045ocn023446694book19910.25Winchester, SimonPacific rising : the emergence of a new world culture"A brilliant portrait of the peoples, history, culture and politics of the Pacific by a gifted and critically acclaimed author who remains fascinated and enthralled by the ocean Herman Melville called 'the tide-beating heart of the earth.'" -- Dust jacket inside cover69615ocn009282358book19830.47Morris, JanStones of empire : the buildings of the RajHistoryThis book describes the whole range of British constructions in India. The text and photographs illustrate these buildings not simply as physical objects, but as reflections of an empire's mingled emotions and changing history+-+049966746532466218ocn062080343rcrd20050.13Winchester, SimonA crack in the edge of the world [America and the great California earthquake of 1906]HistoryA Crack in the Edge of the World is the definitive account of the San Francisco earthquake and a fascinating exploration of a legendary event that changed the way we look at the planet on which we live+-+701282742565330ocn047782137rcrd20010.13Winchester, SimonThe map that changed the world [William Smith and the birth of modern geology]HistoryBiographyIn 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surverying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped, rose and fell across the world. This is the story of his life and the history of geology+-+467070941561411ocn008033615book19780.31Winchester, SimonTheir noble lordships : class and power in modern Britain59832ocn039795646book19980.22Winchester, SimonThe surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the love of wordsHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographySimon 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+-+237627596532456613ocn042520237rcrd19980.15Winchester, SimonThe professor and the madmanHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyWhen editors of the "Oxford English dictionary" put out a call during the late 19th century for "men of letters" to contribute entries, hundreds of responses came forth+-+61718351555382ocn806200522book20120.17Winchester, SimonSkulls : an exploration of Alan Dudley's curious collectionPictorial worksTells 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 enlightening4195ocn001031465book19740.39Winchester, SimonNorthern Ireland in crisis; reporting the Ulster troublesHistory228914ocn526057786book20100.19Winchester, SimonAtlantic : great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million storiesHistoryFolkloreUntil a thousand years ago, no humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vastness. But once the first daring mariners successfully navigated to far shores, whether it was the Vikings, the Irish, the Chinese, Christopher Columbus in the north, or the Portuguese and the Spanish in the south, the Atlantic evolved in the world's growing consciousness of itself as an enclosed body of water bounded by the Americas to the West, and by Europe and Africa to the East. This book is a biography of this immense space, of a sea which has defined and determined so much about the lives of the millions who live beside or near its tens of thousands of miles of coast. The Atlantic has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists and warriors, and it continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. The author chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive.--From publisher description+-+K4975571558639ocn061047459com20010.12Winchester, SimonThe fracture zone a return to the BalkansHistoryAward-winning journalist and author Simon Winchester takes readers on a personal tour of the Balkans. Combining history and interviews with the people who live there, Winchester offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex issues at work in this chaotic region7828ocn016900797book19880.21Winchester, SimonKorea : a walk through the land of miraclesThe author travels through the Republic of Korea on foot, seeking an understanding of the national psychology. He befriended a variety of people who helped shape his impressions - honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, nuns and American servicemen+-+39950251556738ocn042724950book19990.23Winchester, SimonThe fracture zone : a return to the BalkansHistoryAward-winning journalist and author Simon Winchester takes readers on a personal tour of the Balkans. Combining history and interviews with the people who live there, Winchester offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex issues at work in this chaotic region+-+19204651556553ocn013092999book19850.25Winchester, SimonThe sun never sets : travels to the remaining outposts of the British Empire6222ocn656545781rcrd20100.13Winchester, SimonAtlantic great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million storiesHistoryFolkloreAcclaimed British journalist turned author, Simon Winchester, invites listeners to join him as he explores the Atlantic Ocean+-+67611361551823ocn654134710rcrd20100.12Winchester, SimonAtlantic [great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million stories]HistoryFolkloreAcclaimed British journalist turned author Simon Winchester invites listeners to join him as he explores the Atlantic Ocean+-+77012325853241712ocn010401682book19830.70Winchester, SimonPrison diary, ArgentinaDiaries1694ocn054753022book20030.19Winchester, SimonOutposts : journeys to the surviving relics of the British EmpireThe author of The Professor and the Madman recounts his experiences traveling to Diego Garcia, Tristan, Gibraltar, Ascension Island, St. Helena, Hong Kong, Bermuda, the British West Indies, the Falklands, and Pitcairn Island, all remnants of the vast British Empire+-+66134051551191ocn002464156book19760.56Winchester, SimonAmerican heartbeat : some notes from a midwestern journey534ocn065208606com20050.14Winchester, SimonOutposts journeys to the surviving relics of the British EmpireSimon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying+-+0362425155462ocn683310252book20100.17Winchester, SimonAtlantic : the biography of an oceanHistoryFolkloreUntil a thousand years ago, no humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vastness. But once the first daring mariners successfully navigated to far shores, whether it was the Vikings, the Irish, the Chinese, Christopher Columbus in the north, or the Portuguese and the Spanish in the south, the Atlantic evolved in the world's growing consciousness of itself as an enclosed body of water bounded by the Americas to the West, and by Europe and Africa to the East. This book is a biography of this immense space, of a sea which has defined and determined so much about the lives of the millions who live beside or near its tens of thousands of miles of coast. The Atlantic has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists and warriors, and it continues to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. The author chronicles that relationship, making the Atlantic come vividly alive.--From publisher description+-+2307526155241ocn051561928book20020.92Winchester, SimonThe writer, the madman & the printer : notes on a writer's artistic license, or, setting the record straight231ocn681711857rcrd20100.13Winchester, SimonAtlantic great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titantic storms, and a vast oacean of a million storiesHistoryFolkloreWinchester blends history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, and science and exposition, to relate the saga of the Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution+-+6761136155192ocn298591586book20090.21Winchester, SimonThe river at the center of the world : a journey up the Yangtze and back in Chinese timeHistoryChronicle of the author's adventures following the often difficult course of the Yangtze River in China, providing a portrait of the vast country, its history, politics, geography, climate, and culture+-+6639319006101ocn527378614book20060.28Authors & artists for young adultsBio-bibliographyBiographyInterviewsFacts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities that interest teens. International in scope+-+390111232533ocn416107633rcrd19900.10Winchester, SimonKorea a walk through the land of miraclesThe author travels through the Republic of Korea on foot, seeking an understanding of the national psychology. He befriended a variety of people who helped shape his impressions : honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, nuns and American servicemen. 198821ocn503852161book2009Dickson, LauraBomb, book and compass by Simon Winchester : notesCriticism, interpretation, etc21ocn798998111rcrd20110.10Winchester, SimonAtlantic great sea battles, heroic discoveries, titanic storms, and a vast ocean of a million storiesHistoryFolklore11ocn587855591rcrd20051.00Winchester, SimonSimon Winchester audio samplerInterviews+-+1140265155+-+1140265155Fri Mar 21 15:35:40 EDT 2014batch45049