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At Home - A Short History of Private Life

Englisch · Taschenbuch

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Informationen 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 was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and is an international bestseller. Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England. Klappentext 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'. Zusammenfassung What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. Taking a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, the author discovered surprising connections in relation to the history of the way we live.


A work of constant delight and discovery...His great skill is to make daily life simultaneously strange and familiar, and in so doing, help us to recognise ourselves. A treasure: don't leave home without it Judith Flanders Sunday Telegraph


Autoren Bill Bryson
Sprache Englisch
Altersempfehlung ab 0 Jahren
Produktform Taschenbuch
Erschienen 26.05.2011
EAN 9780552777353
ISBN 978-0-552-77735-3
Seiten 700
Abmessung 110 mm x 178 mm x 41 mm
Serien Black Swan
Themen Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik > Geschichte > Allgemeines, Lexika
Sachbuch > Geschichte > Sonstiges
Sachbuch > Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft > Gesellschaft
Sozialwissenschaften, Recht,Wirtschaft > Soziologie

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