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Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting mostrar mais job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer. He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Simon Winchester

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (2003) — Narrador, algumas edições3,022 cópias
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (2018) — Author & Narrator — 839 cópias
The Alice Behind Wonderland (2011) 224 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009) — Editor — 124 cópias
When the Earth Shakes (2015) 74 cópias
Simon Winchester's Calcutta (2004) 70 cópias
In Holy Terror (1974) 18 cópias
Prison Diary, Argentina (1983) 15 cópias
The End of the River (2020) 7 cópias
The Classic Age 1 exemplar(es)
Shanghai Winchester (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Aerial Hong Kong 1 exemplar(es)
"Word Imperfect" 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

In Other Words (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições410 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
The Kindness of Strangers (2003) — Autor — 200 cópias
Weird and Wonderful Words (2002) — Prefácio — 161 cópias
By the Seat of My Pants (2005) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias
Granta 73: Necessary Journeys (2001) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Original Letters from India (1986) — Introdução, algumas edições126 cópias
Tales from Nowhere (2006) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Granta 56: What Happened to Us? (1996) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Worlds to Explore: Classic Tales of Travel and Adventure from National Geographic (2006) — Introdução, algumas edições100 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições96 cópias
Small World (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições57 cópias
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (2005) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Extreme Earth (2003) — Prefácio — 17 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1994 (1994) — Author "Eternal Argument" and "Two Centuries of the IRA" — 15 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1996 (1996) — Author "The Escape of the Amethyst" — 11 cópias

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19th century (297) American history (192) audiobook (158) biography (1,575) books (171) books about books (317) California (164) cartography (162) China (468) dictionaries (232) dictionary (484) earthquakes (173) England (298) English (229) English language (254) etymology (146) geography (355) geology (1,100) history (4,861) history of science (177) Indonesia (218) Kindle (157) language (873) lexicography (368) linguistics (217) maps (177) mental illness (172) non-fiction (3,788) OED (327) own (157) Oxford English Dictionary (330) read (364) reference (168) San Francisco (192) science (916) to-read (1,906) travel (740) unread (206) volcanoes (350) words (180)

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In the nineteenth century, two distinguished clever men become friends. But they come from very different backgrounds, one is a brilliant academic, the other is a madman and murderer. In spite of this they work together on one of the greatest works in the English language. An intriguing tale about the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary.
 
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Membros
34,604
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924
ISBNs
421
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