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Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Winchester blends history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, and science and exposition, to relate the saga of the Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 551.46 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Chronicle of the author's adventures following the often difficult course of the Yangtze River in China, providing a portrait of the vast country, its history, politics, geography, climate, and culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.12 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prentice Hall Press 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.09 WIN

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Examining such disciplines as education, journalism, encyclopedia creation, museum curation, photography and broadcasting, an award-winning writer explores how humans have attained, stored, and disseminated knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 WIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 WIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.4 WIN

Winchester, Simon

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and occasionally share land, and what humanity's proprietary relationship with land means for the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Winchester, Simon.

Summary: A portrait of the mid-twentieth-century scientist and adventurer traces his British government mission to China, his love affair with visiting student Lu Gwei-Djen, and his pivotal influence on the Western world's understanding of China's culture and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 509.2 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

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Summary: In 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 surverying 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2001

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WINCHESTER, SIMON WIN

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Winchester, Simon

Summary: The author follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators to offer a new perspective on how the most powerful nation on Earth came together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 WIN

Winchester, Simon

Summary: "The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future." -- Amazon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 620 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Winchester brings his storytelling abilities, as well as his understanding of geology, to the extraordinary San Francisco Earthquake, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion, but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake. He also positions the quake's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4 WIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4 Winchester

Winchester, Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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Winchester, Simon

Summary: From the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes, Simon Winchester explores how humans have attained, stored, and disseminated knowledge.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 306.4 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution. Until a thousand years ago, no humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vast infinity. But once the first daring mariners successfully...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

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Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Simon Winchester profiles the life and work of Joseph Needham, a man who, in the mid-20th century, dedicated his life to studying the history of Chinese science. He would go on to write the definitive history of China's scientific progress.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 509.2 WIN

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Needham 2008

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 423 WIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 423 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 423 WIN

Summary: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Pr

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PRO

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