Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Walk In The Woods ISBN: 1784161446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161446 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 830 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Short History of Nearly Everything (A) ISBN: 0552151742 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552151740 Издательство: Random House Цена: от 767 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.
It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, like the painfully shy Henry Cavendish who worked out many conundrums like how much the Earth weighed, but never bothered to tell anybody about many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: The Road to Little Dribbling ISBN: 0552779849 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552779845 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 596 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. This book an insight into all that is best and worst about Britain.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Notes From A Big Country ISBN: 1784161845 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161842 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1061 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The author has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, the author brings his brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: A Short History of Nearly Everything ISBN: 076790818X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767908184 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1302 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything""is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Icons of England ISBN: 1784161969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161965 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 966 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A celebration of the English countryside that focuses on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. It also presents an eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Mother Tongue, The ISBN: 0380715430 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780380715435 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1177 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание:
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Brysonthe acclaimed author of The Lost Continentbrilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog cant), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the worlds largest growth industries.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Shakespeare ISBN: 000719790X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007197903 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 882 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author`s inimitable wit and intelligence.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Mother Tongue ISBN: 0141040084 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141040080 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Presenting a tour of English from its mongrel origins to its status as the world`s most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, this book covers curious eccentricities that make it as maddening to learn and as flexible to use.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Troublesome Words ISBN: 0141040394 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141040394 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 924 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A guide to the problems of English usage and spelling. It lets you discover whether you should care about split infinitives, or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say `an historic day`.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Neither Here, Nor There ISBN: 1784161829 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161828 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 830 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The author`s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In this book, he deals with Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid ISBN: 076791936X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767919364 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1603 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s
Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid."
Using this persona as a springboard, Bill Bryson re-creates the life of his family and his native city in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality--a life at once completely familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy. It was, he reminds us, a happy time, when automobiles and televisions and appliances (not to mention nuclear weapons) grew larger and more numerous with each passing year, and DDT, cigarettes, and the fallout from atmospheric testing were considered harmless or even good for you. He brings us into the life of his loving but eccentric family, including affectionate portraits of his father, a gifted sportswriter for the local paper and dedicated practitioner of isometric exercises, and OF his mother, whose job as the home furnishing editor for the same paper left her little time for practicing the domestic arts at home. The many readers of Bill Bryson's earlier classic, A Walk in the Woods, will greet the reappearance in these pages of the immortal Stephen Katz, seen hijacking literally boxcar loads of beer. He is joined in the Bryson gallery of immortal characters by the demonically clever Willoughby brothers, who apply their scientific skills and can-do attitude to gleefully destructive ends. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written. It will enchant anyone who has ever been young.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Notes From A Big Country ISBN: 0552997862 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552997867 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth. Gathered here are 18 months` worth of his "Mail on Sunday" columns about that strange phenomena, the American way of life, in which he brings his bemused wit to bear on one of the world`s craziest countries.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Down Under ISBN: 055299703X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552997034 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Containing over 7000 entries, this new edition of "The Macmillan International Film Encyclopedia" has 20 per cent new material, and the editors, Fred Klein and Ronald Dean Nolan have updated every page, givng more thorough coverage of the "independent film" scene and adding new entries. Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines.
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