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Journalist Simon Winchester had already published a list of travel and historical titles before a footnote in a book about dictionary-making led him to his tale of a prolific contributor to the gargantuan Oxford English Dictionary. That book, The Professor and the Madman, became a surprise hit -- and made Winchester a leading practitioner of what The New York Times calls cocktail-party science.

Books by Simon Winchester

The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness & the Love of Words 006099486X Book Cover

The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness & the Love of Words

Simon Winchester

$3.59 - $15.34

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 0066212855 Book Cover

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $16.12

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 0670914932 Book Cover

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $43.69

The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology 0060193611 Book Cover

The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $13.80

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary 019517500X Book Cover

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $4.79

The Perfectionists 0062652567 Book Cover

The Perfectionists

Simon Winchester

$16.12 - $22.19

The Men Who United the States 0062079603 Book Cover

The Men Who United the States

Simon Winchester

$4.09 - $16.07

The Man Who Loved China 0060884614 Book Cover

The Man Who Loved China

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $16.12

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories 0061702625 Book Cover

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $27.80

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers 0062315412 Book Cover

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $15.32

Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire 0060598611 Book Cover

Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

Simon Winchester

$5.49 - $17.52

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze & Back in Chinese Time 0140249125 Book Cover

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze & Back in Chinese Time

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $19.46

Land 0062938339 Book Cover

Land

Simon Winchester

$13.59 - $27.58

Alice Behind Wonderland 0190614544 Book Cover

Alice Behind Wonderland

Simon Winchester

$13.83 - $16.23

Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles 0135172446 Book Cover

Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

Simon Winchester

$4.49 - $14.59

The Kindness of Strangers (Armchair Reading) 1741795214 Book Cover

The Kindness of Strangers (Armchair Reading)

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $8.99

The Fracture Zone 0060195746 Book Cover

The Fracture Zone

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $6.79

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (Smithsonian) 0670785369 Book Cover

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (Smithsonian)

Simon Winchester

$4.59 - $5.09

Skulls 1579129129 Book Cover

Skulls

Simon Winchester

Out of Stock

Their Noble Lordships 0394524187 Book Cover

Their Noble Lordships

Simon Winchester

$7.99 - $9.39

Hong Kong: Here Be Dragons 1556702493 Book Cover

Hong Kong: Here Be Dragons

Simon Winchester

$5.59 - $6.19

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World 0451476352 Book Cover

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Simon Winchester

$4.29 - $4.99

The Pacific 0671780042 Book Cover

The Pacific

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $10.99

Lonely Planet Simon Winchester's Calcutta (Travel Literature Series) 1740595874 Book Cover

Lonely Planet Simon Winchester's Calcutta (Travel Literature Series)

Simon Winchester

$4.19 - $4.69

The Best American Travel Writing<tm> 2009 0618858660 Book Cover

The Best American Travel Writing<tm> 2009

Simon Winchester

$4.79 - $21.14

The Day the World Exploded: The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa - children's picture book adaption 0061239828 Book Cover

The Day the World Exploded: The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa - children's picture book adaption

Simon Winchester

$4.59 - $5.09

Pacific Nightmare 1559721367 Book Cover

Pacific Nightmare

Simon Winchester

$3.99 - $14.29

Prison Diary, Argentina 0701127538 Book Cover

Prison Diary, Argentina

Simon Winchester

Out of Stock

America's Idea of a Good Time 1899235485 Book Cover

America's Idea of a Good Time

Simon Winchester

$9.89 - $10.09

The Untranslatables: The Most Intriguing Words from Around the World 0550105999 Book Cover

The Untranslatables: The Most Intriguing Words from Around the World

Simon Winchester

$6.99

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