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: 8199

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

Der Mann, der die Wörter liebte

eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783813502251

Category: English language

Page: 283

View: 1296

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: 1364

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: 799

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: 8681

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.

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: 8870

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: 5842

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

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: 2899

Basic Business Communication

Skills for Empowering the Internet Generation

Author: Raymond Vincent Lesikar,Marie Elizabeth Flatley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072397611

Category: Business communication

Page: 592

View: 6808

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: 1509

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).

Krakatau

der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733361

Category:

Page: 367

View: 7427

Dictionaries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lexicography

Page: N.A

View: 449

Rudolf Virchow

Mediziner, Anthropologe, Politiker

Author: Constantin Goschler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783412091026

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 556

View: 9759

Against the Grain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Acquisitions (Libraries)

Page: N.A

View: 8917

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582435650

Category: Easy to read materials

Page: 86

View: 3448

An extraordinary, true story. Dr James Murray was a quiet family man. He worked at Oxford University in the 1800s. Dr William Minor was a madman and a murderer. He lived in Broadmoor, a hospital and a prison. Together these two men worked on the Oxford English Dictionary, on of the most important works in the English language.

Briefe an junge Autoren

Mit praktischen und philosophischen Ratschlägen

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401799

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 6197

Inspirierend, ermutigend, provokant: Ratschläge für Nachwuchsautoren Wie muss die erste Zeile eines Buches aussehen? Wie stellt man sich der leeren weißen Seite? Wie erschafft man Figuren? Colum McCann gibt angehenden Schriftstellern Anregungen für den Schreibprozess und praktische Tipps: wie man einen Agenten findet, wie viele Schreibpausen man einlegen sollte und wie man am besten mit Kritikern umgeht. Er notiert Überlegungen zur Einstellung, die zum Schreiben nötig ist, und geht auf die mentalen und philosophischen Herausforderungen ein, die jedem Autor irgendwann begegnen. So entsteht ein zugleich empathischer wie pragmatischer Ratgeber für Schreibbegeisterte.

Genre theory

teaching, writing, and being

Author: Deborah Dean

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814118412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

View: 9863

Defining the World

The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary

Author: Henry Hitchings

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429928946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6803

By the early eighteenth century, France and Italy had impressive lexicons, but there was no authoritative dictionary of English. Sensing the deficit, and impelled by a mixture of national pride and commercial expedience, the prodigious polymath Samuel Johnson embraced the task, turning over the garret of his London home to the creation of his own giant dictionary. Johnson imagined that he could complete the job in three years. But the complexity of English meant that his estimate was wildly inadequate. Only after he had expended nearly a decade of his prime on the task did the dictionary finally appear - magisterial yet quirky, dogmatic but generous of spirit, and steeped in the richness of English literature. It would come to be seen as the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century, and its influence fanned out across Europe and throughout Britain's colonies - including, crucially, America. Brilliantly entertaining and enlightening, Defining the World is the story of Johnson's heroic endeavor, 250 years after the first publication of the Dictionary. In alphabetically sequenced chapters, Henry Hitchings describes Johnson's adventure - his ambition and vision, his moments of despair, the mistakes he made along the way, and his ultimate triumph.

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: 3561

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.

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: 8185

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