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Resultados para: simon winchester

41 produtos
  • Atlântico

    Winchester,Simon
    (4054451)

    Neste livro de aventuras e escopo enciclopédico, Simon Winchester narra desde a formação do oceano, com seus 6.400 km de largura máxima e profundidade média de quase 4 km, até a história mais recente, tornando o relato mais pessoal e próximo do...

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    The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts...

    Morley, Simon; Annie Makhoul
    (9445809)

    This welcome new resource for international students in art, design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminology they must master in order to fulfill their academic potential and enrich their professional careers. Offers...

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    The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts...

    Morley,Simon; Annie Makhoul
    (9773803)

    This welcome new resource for international students in art, design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminology they must master in order to fulfill their academic potential and enrich their professional careers. Offers...

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    Krakatoa

    Simon Winchester
    (8535891)

    Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The...

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    Outposts

    Simon Winchester
    (8592304)

    Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and...

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    Atlantic

    Simon Winchester
    (8553263)

    Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind's...

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    Korea

    Simon Winchester
    (8591526)

    In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive...

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    The Fracture Zone

    Simon Winchester
    (8592397)

    A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To ComeThe vast and mountainous area that makes up the Balkans is rife with discord, both...

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    The Map That Changed the World

    Simon Winchester
    (8592414)

    In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell—clear across England...

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    The Men Who United the States

    Simon Winchester
    (8554528)

    For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum—'Out of many, one'—has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become 'one nation, indivisible'? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester...

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    A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Simon Winchester
    (8553198)

    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling...

  • O Professor e o Louco - Ed. De Bolso

    Simon Winchester
    (2798166)

    Com três séculos de atraso em relação aos vizinhos europeus, que possuíam livros e instituições dedicadas à filologia desde o século XVI, nascia na Inglaterra, em 1857, a ideia de um dicionário que abrangesse a língua como um todo. O Oxford English...

  • O Homem que Amava a China

    Simon Winchester
    (2798163)

    Neste livro, o autor narra a vida de Joseph Needham (1900-95), homem de ciência e imensa erudição, que contribuiu de forma substantiva para que o Ocidente descobrisse a incrível sofisticação cultural chinesa. Emérito professor de Cambridge, com...

  • The Men Who United The States

    Winchester,Simon
    (4919063)

    Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect,...

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  • The Map That Changed the World

    Winchester, Simon
    (2848387)

    Here is the story of a divine obsession that would give birth to a new science, challenge the doctrines of an all-powerful church, and change forever the way humankind viewed its world.

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  • The Best American Travel Writing -2009

    Winchester, Simon; Wilson,Jason
    (9203504)

    Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. 'Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near' ('Library Journal') this collection...

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  • The River at the Center of the World

    Winchester,Simon
    (1063771)

    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. Reprint.

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  • In Other Words

    Moore,Christopher J.; Winchester,Simon; Packer,Neil
    (251343)

    Provides pronunciations and definitions of unusual words from different languages, including Hungarian, Finnish, Gaelic, and Creole.

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    O professor e o louco

    Simon Winchester
    (9322567)

    No século XVIII, época de descobertas científicas e de expansão dos ideais iluministas, a Inglaterra encontrava-se extremamente atrasada nos estudos da própria língua. Enquanto França, Itália e Alemanha já possuíam livros e instituições dedicados à...

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    The Man Who Loved China

    Simon Winchester
    (8592412)

    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...

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    Atlântico

    Simon Winchester
    (9321636)

    Neste livro de aventuras e escopo enciclopédico, Simon Winchester narra desde a formação do oceano, com seus 6. 400 km de largura máxima e profundidade média de quase 4 km, até a história mais recente, tornando o relato mais pessoal e próximo do...

  • Smithsonian - When The Earth Shakes -...

    Winchester, Simon
    (9416045)

    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,...

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  • Krakatoa - O Dia em que o Mundo Explodiu

    Winchester, Simon
    (152541)

    Em 1883, a violenta erupção da ilha vulcânica de Krakatoa, na Indonésia, deixou em seu rastro 36 mil mortos e uma cratera aberta no fundo do mar. Outros vulcões já haviam explodido antes, e outros explodiriam no futuro, mas a erupção do Krakatoa teve...

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  • O Mapa que Mudou o Mundo

    Winchester, Simon
    (161514)

    'O Mapa que Mudou o Mundo' é o primeiro mapa verdadeiramente geológico de qualquer parte do mundo e o que anunciou o começo de toda uma nova ciência. Um documento que estabeleceu a base para a formação de grandes fortunas - em petróleo, ferro, carvão...

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  • Krakatoa

    Winchester, Simon
    (875192)

    Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

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  • Krakatoa

    Winchester, Simon
    (870839)

    Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

    Produto indisponível

  • Krakatoa

    Winchester, Simon
    (870840)

    Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

    Produto indisponível

  • A Crack In The Edge Of The World

    Winchester, Simon
    (936680)

    An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital.

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  • A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Winchester, Simon; Winchester,Simon (NRT)
    (999445)

    An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital.

    Produto indisponível

  • A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Winchester, Simon; Winchester,Simon (NRT)
    (977568)

    An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital.

    Produto indisponível

  • The Meaning of Everything

    Winchester, Simon
    (1073850)

    Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

    Produto indisponível

  • The Meaning of Everything

    Winchester, Simon
    (1073849)

    Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

    Produto indisponível

  • The Man Who Loved China

    Winchester,Simon
    (2231540)

    The remarkable story of Joseph Needham, the eccentric scientist who fell in love with China and whose own work there unveils the epic story of that magisterial country--by the New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman.

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  • The Map That Changed the World

    Winchester, Simon; Vannithone,Soun
    (595219)

    An enthralling glimpse into the life of William Smith, a nineteenth-century engineer who became the founding father of modern geology, explores his creation of a lavish map detailing his discovery that rocks are comprised of many different layers...

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  • The Map That Changed the World

    Winchester, Simon
    (662213)

    A glimpse into the life of William Smith, a nineteenth-century engineer who became the founding father of modern geology, explores his creation of a lavish map detailing his discovery that rocks are comprised of many different layers.

    Produto indisponível

  • Bomb , Book & Compass - Joseph Needham And...

    Winchester, Simon
    (2603053)

    Before fate intervened, Joseph Needham was a distinguished biochemist performing research at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist and an ardent member of the local Communist party. In 1937 he was asked to supervise a young Chinese...

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  • Outposts

    Winchester,Simon; Winchester,Simon (NRT)
    (883607)

    The author 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.

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  • Extreme Earth

    Winchester, Simon
    (139940)

    'Extreme Earth' is a celebration of the extraordinary power and fragility of our planet.

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  • The Map That Changed the World

    Winchester, Simon
    (109638)

    Here is the story of a divine obsession that would give birth to a new science, challenge the doctrines of an all-powerful church, and change forever the way humankind viewed its world.

    Produto indisponível

  • Crack In the Edge of the World

    Winchester, Simon
    (1387229)

    Crack In the Edge of the World

    Produto indisponível

  • The Map That Changed the World

    Winchester, Simon
    (662208)

    A glimpse into the life of William Smith, a nineteenth-century engineer who became the founding father of modern geology, explores his creation of a lavish map detailing his discovery that rocks are comprised of many different layers.

    Produto indisponível

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