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A Short History of Private Life - 300 - 210623

Taschenbuch von Bill Bryson

70577014

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Artikel-Nr.:
70577014
Im Sortiment seit:
13.05.2011
Erscheinungsdatum:
05/2011
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Bryson, Bill
Verlag:
Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Imprint:
Black Swan
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Geschichte
Allgemeines, Lexika
Seiten:
700
Gewicht:
366 gr
Beschreibung
AT HOME does for the history of the way we live what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying battles and wars than to what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. So he embarked on a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room to 'write a history of the world without leaving home'.
Information zum Autor
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.