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              The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

              The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who car...ried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.
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              ISBN 9780198814399
              Released NZ 10 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases
               

              In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases (Hardback)

              By Moore, Christopher J.; Foreword by Winchester, Simon

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              Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should Engl ish fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon o...f well -known and obscure linguistic gems that capture certain moments or things with such satisfying precision. Our mots justes are grouped according to region and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures. Embellished with entertaining and characterful four -colour illustrations, The Untranslatables is the perfect gift book to entertain even the most well -versed polyglot. Em bellished with four -colour illustrations, The Untranslatables is bound to entertain even the most well versed polyglot - as well as the rest of us, who are merely fascinated.
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              ISBN 9781906761882
              Released NZ 14 Aug 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

              The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (Paperback, New edition)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was beset by troubles. This... title tells his story.
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              ISBN 9780140280395
              Released NZ 4 Jul 2002
              Publisher Penguin
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              Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
                

              Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Winchester, Simon

              The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester

              ISBN 9780007341382
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              Released NZ 17 Mar 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

              Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (Paperback)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic.

              ISBN 9780007341399
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Men Who United the States

              The Men Who United the States (Paperback)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation

              ISBN 9780007532407
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Alice Behind Wonderland
               

              The Alice Behind Wonderland (Hardback)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Simon Winchester turns his unrivaled talents to revealing the significance of the intriguing photograph whose subject inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

              ISBN 9780195396195
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
                

              Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire (EPUB ebook)

              By Winchester, Simon

              In 1985 Simon Winchester was struck with the idea of visiting the assorted far-flung islands which are all that remain of the British Empire. From Antarctica to the Caribbean, this is an account of his adventures.

              ISBN 9780141912844
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              Released NZ 5 Jun 2003
              Publisher Penguin
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              Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
                

              Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (EPUB ebook)

              By Winchester, Simon

              In August 1883 there was a series of volcanic eruptions on the island of Krakatoa - these were so extreme that the effects were heard and felt over ten per cent of the Earth's surface. This text uses contemporary reports to recount the events leading up to and following the catac...lysm.
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              ISBN 9780141926230
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              Released NZ 3 Jun 2004
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
                

              The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (EPUB ebook)

              By Winchester, Simon

              Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was beset by troubles. This... title tells his story.
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              ISBN 9780141941646
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              Released NZ 4 Jul 2002
              Publisher Penguin
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