Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Short History of Nearly Everything (A) ISBN: 0552151742 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552151740 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 897 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: Neither Here, Nor There ISBN: 1784161829 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161828 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 793 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: Mother Tongue ISBN: 0141040084 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141040080 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 829 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: Walk In The Woods ISBN: 1784161446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161446 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 793 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: Notes from A Small Island ISBN: 1784161195 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161194 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 897 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) 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 641 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: At Home ISBN: 0552777358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552777353 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 712 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.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: The Lost Continent ISBN: 1784161802 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161804 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 712 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Bryson`s acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson`s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Icons of England ISBN: 1784161969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161965 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 793 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: Down Under ISBN: 1784161837 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161835 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 875 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly.Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Notes From A Big Country ISBN: 1784161845 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161842 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 986 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: Untitled ISBN: 0857522353 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857522351 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1345 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Bryson`s Dictionary of Troublesome Words ISBN: 0767910435 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767910439 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 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.