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The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Meaning of Everything( )
Author: Winchester, Simon
ISBN:978-0-19-881439-9
Publication Date:Jul 2018
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who carried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.

Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Reference / Dictionaries
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.109 x 7.644 x 0.694 Inches
Book Weight:0.788 Pounds
Author Biography
Winchester, Simon (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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