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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273420

ISBN: 0060884614

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Remainder mark, pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 316, 16 pp. In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing nudist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, once the world's most technologically advanced country. View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2276948

ISBN: 006099486X

Condition: Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed, faint toning. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 242 pp. An extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the 'Oxford English Dictionary' -- and literary history. The compilation of the 'OED,' begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee i... View more info

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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2010

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2285031

ISBN: 0061702587

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Remainder mark. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 495 pp. In a narrative tour de force, Simon Winchester dramatises the life of the Atlantic Ocean, from its birth in the farther recesses of geological time to its eventual extinction millions of years in the future. At the core of the book is the story of mankind's complex relationship with this immense sea, which stretches for 9,000 miles from pole to pole. The Atlantic has profoundly influenced the lives of those who have lived along its shores, from hardscrabble pioneers in windswept location... View more info

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285053

ISBN: 0060571993

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 462 pp. 8vo. Map illustrated endpapers & several photographs. Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history an... View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2291125

ISBN: 0060175966

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [3], 242 pp. 8vo. Mysterious (mistie · ries), a. [f. L. mysterium Mysteryi + ous. Cf. F. mysterieux.] 1. Full of or fraught with mystery; wrapt in mystery; hidden from human knowledge or understanding; impossible or difficult to explain, solve, or discover; of obscure origin, nature, or purpose. It is known as one of the greatest literary achievements in the history of English letters. The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began i... View more info