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Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms.Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth...read more

Hardcover:

9780451476357 | Viking Childrens Books, January 31, 2017, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms.

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Product Description: From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean’s significance to us today...read more

Hardcover:

9780062315410 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99

Paperback:

9780062421630 | Large print edition (Harperluxe, October 27, 2015), cover price $28.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9780062562296 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, October 25, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: From New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic, a colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean Winchester focuses on key moments since 1950 that speak to the greater trends and larger truths about the ocean’s significance to us today.
9780062420077 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, October 27, 2015), cover price $44.99

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Product Description: One of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature...read more

Paperback:

9780062315427 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: One of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature.

Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary

Hardcover:

9780783885001 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, April 1, 1999), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary

Paperback:

9780062564610 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 11, 2016), cover price $10.00 | also contains The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
9780060839789 | Perennial, July 1, 2005, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
9780060994860 | Perennial, September 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The shocking story of the single greatest contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary in 1857 reveals that the man who contributed 10,000 definitions to the book was in fact a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780060836269 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, October 1, 2005), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr.

Prebinding:

9781439571200 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 5, 2008), cover price $22.95 | also contains The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
9781417692644 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2005, cover price $25.70 | About this edition: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
9780613621557, titled "Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary" | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2003, cover price $22.55 | About this edition: The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is 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.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780190614546 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: 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.

Hardcover:

9781780764115 | Sew edition (Tauris Academic Studies, December 30, 2016), cover price $395.00

Physical description; 1 volume; 24 cm. Summary; 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. The Pacific is a world of tsunamis and Magellan, of the Bounty mutiny and the Boeing Company. It is the stuff of the towering Captain Cook and his wide-ranging network of exploring voyages, Robert Louis Stevenson and Admiral Halsey. It is the place of Paul Gauguin and the explosion of the largest-ever American atomic bomb, on Bikini atoll, in 1951. It has an astonishing recent past, an uncertain present and a hugely important future. The ocean and its peoples are the new lifeblood, fizz and thrill of America - which draws so many of its minds and so much of its manners from the sea - while the inexorable rise of the ancient center of the world, China, is a fixating fascination. The presence of rogue states - North Korea most notoriously today - suggest that the focus of the responsible world is shifting away from the conventional post-war obsessions with Europe and the Middle East, and towards a new set of urgencies. Navigating the newly evolving patterns of commerce and trade, the world's most violent weather and the fascinating histories, problems and potentials of the many Pacific states, Simon Winchester's thrilling journey is a grand depiction of the future ocean. Subjects; Winchester, Simon - Travel. Human geography; Geographical discovery & exploration. Pacific Rim countries; Pacific Ocean. HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.

Hardcover:

9780007550753 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, October 22, 2015, cover price $40.30 | About this edition: Physical description; 1 volume; 24 cm.

Paperback:

9780008162399 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, October 27, 2015, cover price $25.00
9780008160654 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, October 22, 2015, cover price $21.60

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Product Description: Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis. Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena...read more

Hardcover:

9780670785360 | Viking Childrens Books, June 23, 2015, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis.

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Product Description: 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...read more

Hardcover:

9781579129125 | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, October 9, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: There is no more beautiful or alluring coast in the world than the West Coast of North America: a 5,000-mile-long region that extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to Canada's British Columbia, south to Washington, Oregon, and California, and then to Baja California in Mexico...read more

Hardcover:

9781938086045 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, November 15, 2012, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: There is no more beautiful or alluring coast in the world than the West Coast of North America: a 5,000-mile-long region that extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to Canada's British Columbia, south to Washington, Oregon, and California, and then to Baja California in Mexico.

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Product Description: In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world...read more
By Paula Scher and Simon Winchester (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9781616890339 | Princeton Architectural Pr, October 19, 2011, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it.

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Product Description: The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language, the Oxford English Dictionary. Simon Winchester's supple, vigorous prose illuminates this dauntingly ambitious project: a seventy-year odyssey to create the grandfather of all word-books...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781407485645 | Gardners Books, July 1, 2011, cover price $33.60 | About this edition: The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language, the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Product Description: Includes a new Afterword by the author on the 2011 Japan Earthquake, the lessons learned, and the parallel threat to North America. A new study just published by the US Geological Survey confirms and underlines many of the issued raised in the first edition of Cascadia's Fault...read more
By Jerry Thompson and Simon Winchester (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9781582436432 | Counterpoint, May 1, 2011, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: There’s a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia.

Paperback:

9781582438245 | Reprint edition (Counterpoint, April 17, 2012), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Includes a new Afterword by the author on the 2011 Japan Earthquake, the lessons learned, and the parallel threat to North America.

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Product Description: "Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean...read more

Hardcover:

9780061702587 | Harpercollins, November 2, 2010, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester For thousands of years the Atlantic Ocean was viewed by mariners with a mixture of awe, terror and amazement -- an impassable barrier to the unknown.

Paperback:

9780061702624 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 1, 2011), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: "Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780061866128 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, November 2, 2010), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: "Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account.

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The 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. Book available.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780060797188 | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2005), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The author recounts his experiences traveling to Diego Garcia, Tristan, Gibraltar, Ascension Island, St.

From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of the father of modern geologyIn 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 surveying 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 -- clear across England and clear across the world.Obsessed with creating a map that would showcase his discovery, Smith spent the next twenty years traveling England alone, studying rock outcroppings and gathering information. In 1815 he published a hand-painted map more than eight feet tall and six feet wide. But four years later, swindled out of his profits, Smith ended up in debtors' prison. His wife went mad. He lived as a homeless man for ten long years.Eventually a kindly aristocrat discovered him; Smith, the quiet genius and 'father of geology' was brought back to London and showered with the honors that he rightly deserved. Here now is his astounding story.

Paperback:

9780060501815 | Avon Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of the father of modern geologyIn 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.

Miscellaneous:

9780061978272 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2009, cover price $9.99

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is 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 insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. 

Paperback:

9780061030222 | Int edition (Harpercollins, August 1, 1999), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is 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.

Miscellaneous:

9780061807602 | Harpercollins, October 13, 2009, cover price $9.99

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780694522439 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, September 1, 1999), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr.
9780694520664 | Harperaudio, September 1, 1998, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr.

Reinforced:

9780606306973, titled "Professor And The Madman" | Demco Media, August 30, 2004, cover price $22.35 | About this edition: The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is 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.

By Simon Winchester (editor)

Paperback:

9780618858668 | Original edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2009), cover price $22.95

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Product Description: Rising from the mountains of the Tibetan border, the river that is the symbolic heart of China courses through 3,900 miles of rugged country before emerging into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China’s heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, the Yangtze has throughout history also linked China to the outside world through its nearly 1,000 miles of navigable waters...read more

Hardcover:

9780805038880 | Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1996, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: The author recounts his experiences traveling along the Yangtze river from the Tibetan border to the East China Sea, and shares his impressions of the people of China

Paperback:

9781554684816, titled "The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time" | Reprint edition (Harpercollins Canada, May 15, 2009), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Rising from the mountains of the Tibetan border, the river that is the symbolic heart of China courses through 3,900 miles of rugged country before emerging into the oily swells of the East China Sea.
9780312423377, titled "The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time" | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 1, 2004), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: 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.
9780805055085, titled "The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time" | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1997), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The author recounts his experiences traveling along the Yangtze river from the Tibetan border to the East China Sea, and shares his impressions of the people of China

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Product Description: 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...read more

Hardcover:

9780060884598 | Harpercollins, May 1, 2008, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"—New York Times Book Review) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"—Time) brings to life the 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.

Paperback:

9780060884611 | Reprint edition (Perennial, May 1, 2009), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 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.
9780061562761 | Large print edition (Harpercollins, June 1, 2008), cover price $27.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9780061556272 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2008), cover price $39.95

Miscellaneous:

9780061795886 | Harpercollins, March 17, 2009, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Much more than a word list, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is a browsable source of inspiration as well as an authoritative guide to selecting and using vocabulary. This essential guide for writers provides real-life example sentences and a careful selection of the most relevant synonyms, as well as new usage notes, hints for choosing between similar words, a Word Finder section organized by subject, and a comprehensive language guide...read more
By Christine A. Lindberg (compiler) and Rick Moody (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780199829927 | 3 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 24, 2012), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Much more than a word list, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is a browsable source of inspiration as well as an authoritative guide to selecting and using vocabulary.
9780195342840 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 11, 2008), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This new edition of the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is more exceptional than ever, solidifying its place as the one thesaurus every writer (or aspiring writer) will want to have.

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