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  • I recently finished reading The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, which is about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    The Professor and the Madman « Musings from an overworked translator

  • Jeffrey Tayler, "Russia Is Finished"; Simon Winchester, "Word Imperfect"; Jack El-Hai, "One Smart Bookie"; Ian Frazier, "Techno-Thriller"; fiction by Anthony Doerr; and much more.


  • Flip an armadillo's skull around 360 degrees, listen to author Simon Winchester explain how skulls evolved, and browse through images of a British collector's stash of skulls.

    Reading List: A Guide to New and Coming Enhanced Books

  • Touch Press 'Skulls' by Simon Winchester allows readers to rotate images of human and animal skulls 360 degrees.

    Blowing Up the Book

  • A book about skulls by Simon Winchester features a gallery of more than 300 human and animal skulls that can be rotated 360 degrees, enlarged and viewed in three dimensions with 3-D glasses.

    Blowing Up the Book

  • The gifted and versatile Simon Winchester has written a short book, "The Alice Behind Wonderland," exploring this relationship through the lens of photography: Over a 25-year career as an amateur photographer, Dodgson took about 3,000 photographs, most of which have been preserved.

    Of Camera Lenses and Looking-Glasses

  • The Guardian has a riveting report from Simon Winchester, who was the paper's reporter in Derry on that day in 1972 and returned there yesterday to witness the march to the Guildhall to greet the Saville report's publication.

    Politics live blog - Wednesday 16 June 2010

  • Two former Guardian journalists, Liz Forgan and Simon Winchester, were honoured in the New Year honours list.

    New Year honours: Business as usual despite 'big society' call from Cameron

  • In "The Lunatic Express," Carl Hoffman traveled the world by taking "the threadbare conveyances of the planet's billions," Simon Winchester wrote.

    Year in Reviews: Books Our Critics Loved

  • Some years ago my friend Simon Winchester was giving a lecture in the US about what might happen if the dormant volcano under Yellowstone Park erupted.

    I felt the breath of the beast and heard the volcano stir inside the mountain


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  • Every Wordnik/Wordie should read Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman - "A tale of insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary".

    June 7, 2010