Der Mann, der die Wörter liebte

eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783813502251

Category: English language

Page: 283

View: 6165

The Professor and the Madman

A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061807602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1992

New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Based on the book by Simon Winchester

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 6143

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Professor and the Madman tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Winchester’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester: Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman is the remarkable tale of two Victorian-era scholars, the English language, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Recounting the unlikely bond between a criminally insane American Civil War veteran and the renowned Scottish editor of the OED, the enchanting story of their relationship illuminates the decades of the dictionary’s compilation—from A to Z. Wittily eloquent and historically incisive, The Professor and the Madman is the portrait of a friendship and, by extension, of the greatest dictionary ever created in the English language. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Professor and the Madman Movie Tie-in

A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062692290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8772

New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

The surgeon of Crowthorne

a tale of murder, madness and the love of words

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 207

View: 6050

The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh in Religion and Art

Author: Kenneth L. Vaux

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620325128

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9071

The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh in Religion and Art surveys the historical venues where Van Gogh's life and work unfolded--Aldersgate, England, Amsterdam, Au Borinage, Antwerp, Asnieres-sur-Seine, Arles, Auvers-sur-Oise--culminating in an assessment of his legacy. Arguing that he is a painter-evangelist, a man of authentic religious calling, it demonstrates a novel thesis that theological spirituality is the genius of both his religious ministry and his art.

Workbook: Problems for Algeo/Butcher's The Origins and Development of the English Language, 7th

Author: John Algeo,Carmen A. Butcher

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285950933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 509

This companion to THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE expands on material in the main textbook. Expand coverage of some topics and chapter-by-chapter exercises help you master text material. You can answer review questions to ensure your comprehension, you caa analyze data to expand and apply your new knowledge, and you can work on enrichment exercises that, for example, familiarize you with the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Inventing English

A Portable History of the Language

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023113794X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

View: 8929

Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.

Ex Libris

Bekenntnisse einer Bibliomanin

Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257236460

Category:

Page: 224

View: 3809

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization

Author: Jonathan Daly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144757

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3955

The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.

Travelers' Tales Thailand

True Stories

Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361804

Category: Travel

Page: 488

View: 4572

Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times

From the Campfire to the Holodeck

Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments

Author: David Thornburg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118633946

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3341

How to optimize educational spaces and teaching practices for more effective learning Author David Thornburg, an award-winning futurist and educational consultant, maintains that in order to engage all students, learning institutions should offer a balance of Campfire spaces (home of the lecture), Watering Holes (home to conversations between peers), Caves (places for quiet reflection), and Life (places where students can apply what they've learned). In order to effectively use technology in the classroom, prepare students for future careers, and incorporate project-based learning, all teachers should be moving from acting as the "sage on the stage" to becoming the "guide on the side." Whether you are a school administrator interested in redesigning your school or a teacher who wants to prepare better lessons, From the Campfire to the Holodeck can help by providing insight on how to: Boost student engagement Enable project-based learning Incorporate technology into the classroom Encourage student-led learning From the Campfire to the Holodeck is designed to help schools move from traditional lecture halls (Campfires) where students just receive information to schools that encourage immersive student-centered learning experiences (Holodecks).

Eine Karte verändert die Welt

William Smith und die Geburt der modernen Geologie

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442730896

Category:

Page: 332

View: 5608

Dictionaries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lexicography

Page: N.A

View: 2384

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3923

Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Simon Winchester,Tim Cahill,Jan Morris,Stanley Stewart,Alice Waters

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340707

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 7262

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* A timely collection of inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers. This ebook does not contain essays by Pico Iyer and Tanya Shaffer, which were part of the print collection. I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely.- BILL BRYSON About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

The map that changed the world

the tale of William Smith and the birth of a science

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 5235

Winchester tells the fascinating story of an Oxfordshire blacksmith's orphaned son who discovered an unmistakable pattern in the rocks. From this, William Smith developed the first true geographical map following fossils and rock patterns, earning him a place in history as the father of modern geology. Line drawings. Maps throughout, 2 in color.

Rudolf Virchow

Mediziner, Anthropologe, Politiker

Author: Constantin Goschler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783412091026

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 556

View: 2390

Das Mädchen, das keiner wollte

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644501017

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5372

Der Mond beleuchtete die Reihen von Tabakpflanzen, und ich beobachtete beim Gehen die Fenster im Farmhaus. Ich steckte die Hand in die Tasche und spürte den Fetzen Papier: morgen, um Mitternacht. North Carolina, 1960: Die 15-jährige Ivy Hart gehört zum White Trash: Sie arbeitet auf den Tabakfeldern in Grace County, einer von Gott verlassenen Gegend. Als die junge Sozialarbeiterin Jane die Familie Hart zu betreuen beginnt, kümmert sich zum ersten Mal wirklich jemand um das Mädchen: Ivy und Jane werden Freundinnen. Dann wird Ivy vom Sohn des Plantagenbesitzers schwanger. Doch ledige Mütter sind hier unerwünscht, die Sozialbehörden ergreifen unmenschliche Maßnahmen. Nur Jane kann Ivy jetzt noch helfen. Aber ist sie mutig genug, für ihre Überzeugung zu kämpfen? «Diane Chamberlain ist eine wunderbar talentierte Autorin. Jedes ihrer Bücher ist ein Juwel.» (Literary Times) «Eindringlich und packend. Dieses Buch wird Diane Chamberlains Fans ebenso begeistern wie Leserinnen von Jodi Picoult.» (Booklist) «Herzzerreißend. Ein fesselnder Roman, der tief in eine dunkle Ära der Geschichte eintaucht und sie gekonnt zum Leben erweckt.» (Publishers Weekly)