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Krakatoa: the Day the World Exploded, 27 August 1883
Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beatExpand
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The Fracture Zone: A Return To The Balkans
In 1976, Simon Winchester visited Kosovo and took a picnic in the water-meadows of the Lepenec river. Today the same field is a grotesque site. This text weaves together history, travel and politicalExpand
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
"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 makingExpand
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The Map That Changed The World - The Tale Of William Smith And The Birth Of A Science
In the summer of 1815 an extraordinary hand-painted map was published in London. Some eight feet tall and six feet wide, brightly coloured - in sea-blue, green, bright yellow, orange, umber - itExpand
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The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating theExpand
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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
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Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China
Before fate intervened, Joseph Needham was a distinguished biochemist at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist. In 1937 he was asked to supervise a young Chinese student named LuExpand
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Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj
No empire in history built so variously as the British empire in India. The buildings there attest to the richness of an imperial presence that lasted--from the first trading settlement to the end ofExpand
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