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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date October 29, 2013
Pages 553
Binding Hardcover
Edition Spl ill
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385537285
ISBN-10 038553728X
Dimensions 1.75 by 7.75 by 10 in.
Weight 3.40 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.

National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his house—a Victorian parsonage in southern England—is enhanced by more than three hundred carefully curated illustrations, the large majority
of them in full color. As he did in the hugely successful A Short History of Nearly Everything: Illustrated Edition, Bryson complements his sparkling prose with striking illustrations selected from a wide array of sources to create a feast for the eyes as well as the mind. He has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive brains on the planet, and he is a master at turning the seemingly mundane into an occasion for the most diverting exposition imaginable. When you’ve finished this book, you will see your house—and your daily life—in a new and revelatory light.
     In Bill Bryson’s hands, the bathroom provides the occasion for the history of hygiene; the bedroom for an account of sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen for a discussion of nutrition and the spice trade. From architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the telephone to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets—and the brilliant, creative, and often eccentric minds behind them—Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world ends up in our houses, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture.

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Hardcover
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Spl ill edition from Doubleday (October 29, 2013)
9780385537285 | details & prices | 553 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.40 lbs | List price $40.00
About: From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780552777353
 
from Transworld Pub (May 26, 2011)
9780552777353 | details & prices | 700 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 2.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.20
This edition also contains At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Random House (October 5, 2010)
9780739315262 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $45.00
About: From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

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