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  • Simon Winchester Discusses emThe Perfectionistsem
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    The Perfectionists

    Simon Winchester provided a history of technology, from the Industrial Revolution to today.

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  • Discussion on Innovation
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    Discussion on Innovation

    Authors Steven Johnson and Simon Winchester took part in a discussion from the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival on innovation throughout history .

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  • emPacificem
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    Pacific

    Simon Winchester talked about his book Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s…

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  • emThe Men Who United the Statesem
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    The Men Who United the States

    Simon Winchester talked about his book, The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, in which he…

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    Atlantic

    Simon Winchester talked about his book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. In his history of the Atlantic Ocean the author posits that the…

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  • QA with Simon Winchester
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    Q&A with Simon Winchester

    Simon Winchester talked about his sweeping historical narrative of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. He…

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  • emWhy Readem
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    Why Read?

    Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that…

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  • emA Crack in the Edge of the Worldem
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    A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Simon Winchester talked about his book A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, published by HarperCollins. The book is an examination of the…

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    Atlantic

    Simon Winchester talked about his book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. He responded to questions from members of the…

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  • emHuman Smokeem
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    Human Smoke

    Nicholson Baker talked about his book, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, which is a collection of previously published news items from the 1930s and…

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  • emInvisible Giantsem
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    Invisible Giants

    Four contributors to Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books, edited by Mark Carnes and published by Oxford University Press, sat down to discuss…

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  • emThe Man Who Loved Chinaem
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    The Man Who Loved China

    The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, published by Harper, recounts the life of Joseph Needham (1900-1995).…

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  • emThe Map That Changed The Worldem
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    The Map That Changed The World

    Mr. Winchester talked about his book, The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, published by HarperCollins. The book is the story of the first man to…

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  • Natural Disasters Panel
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    Natural Disasters Panel

    Authors participated in a panel discussion on natural disasters. Ms. Sobel spoke about the solar system and the possible finding of a 10th planet. Professor Emanuel discussed the formation…

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  • Saturday Book and Author Luncheon
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    Saturday Book and Author Luncheon

    During the Book and Author Luncheon, fiction and nonfiction writers talked about and read from their writings. Mr. Hornby wrote A Long Way Down. Mr. Winchester wrote A Crack in the Edge of…

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  • emKrakatoa  The Day the World Explodedem
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    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

    Mr. Winchester talked about his book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, published by HarperCollins. When the Volcano named Krakatoa exploded it killed 40,000 people on…

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  • In Depth with  Simon Winchester
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    In Depth with Simon Winchester

    Mr. Winchester participated in a three-hour discussion of his life and work. He spoke about his early career as a geologist and how he became a professional writer. Mr. Winchester is the…

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  • Morality and History
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    Morality and History

    Mr. Winchester was interviewed and responded to viewer telephone calls about his writing process and his history books. Then the panel he was on titled “Does History Have a Moral?” was shown. The panel…

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  • emThe Meaning of Everythingem
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    The Meaning of Everything

    Simon Winchester talks about his book, The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press. In the book, the author chronicles the…

    475 views
  • emThe Fracture Zone A Return to the Balkansem
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    The Fracture Zone: A Return to the Balkans

    Mr. Winchester talked about his book, The Fracture Zone: A Return to the Balkans, published by Harper Collins. He focused on his trips to the Balkans as a newspaper correspondent. He also…

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