Описание: Bill Bryson`s first travel book opened with the immortal line, `I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.` In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Short History of Nearly Everything (A) ISBN: 0552151742 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552151740 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1165 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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: Notes from A Small Island ISBN: 1784161195 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161194 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1283 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: The Road to Little Dribbling ISBN: 0552779849 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552779845 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1047 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: Walk In The Woods ISBN: 1784161446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161446 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1165 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: At Home ISBN: 0552777358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552777353 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1047 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. Taking a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, the author discovered surprising connections in relation to the history of the way we live.
Описание: Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Shakespeare ISBN: 000719790X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007197903 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 1099 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: Bryson`s Dictionary ISBN: 0385610440 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385610445 Издательство: Transworld Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1443 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A selection of spellings and usages, covering capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases. This book also helps the readers with the difference between British and American usages, and includes information such as the names of all the Oxford colleges, or the new name for the Department of Trade and Industry.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Bryson`s Dictionary of Troublesome Words ISBN: 0767910435 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767910439 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1521 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: "English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where 'cleave' can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word 'set' has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are not moving at all; and] where 'colonel, ' 'freight, ' 'once, ' and 'ache' are strikingly at odds with their spellings." As a copy editor for the London Times in the early 1980s, Bill Bryson felt keenly the lack of an easy-to-consult, authoritative guide to avoiding the traps and snares in English, and so he brashly suggested to a publisher that he should write one. Surprisingly, the proposition was accepted, and for "a sum of money carefully gauged not to cause embarrassment or feelings of overworth," he proceeded to write that book-his first, inaugurating his stellar career. Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. With some one thousand entries, from "a, an" to "zoom," that feature real-world examples of questionable usage from an international array of publications, and with a helpful glossary and guide to pronunciation, this precise, prescriptive, and-because it is written by Bill Bryson-often witty book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about the language not to maul or misuse or distort it. From the Hardcover edition.
Описание: Notes from a Small Island After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to move his wife and kids back to his homeland of the United States. But not before taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. The result is a hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain. Neither Here nor There Thirty years after backpacking across Europe, Bill Bryson decides to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth-carrying with him a bag of maps, old clothes...and a stinging wit honed to razor sharpness by two decades of adult experience. I'm a Stranger Here Myself Bill Bryson read "somewhere" that nearly three million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens-clearly the Americans needed Bill back. So after years raising his family in Britain with his English wife, the brood moves to the United States, and leaves Bill to chronicle the quirkiest aspects of life in America as he reveals his own rules for life.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Seeing Further LP: The Story of Science ISBN: 0062002228 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062002228 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 2660 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Seeing Further ISBN: 0007302568 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007302567 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 2200 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick and Neal Stephenson amongst others, this beautiful, lavishly illustrated book tells the story of science and the Royal Society, from 1660 to the present.
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