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At Home In New England

The now venerable firm of Royal Barry Wills was founded in a one-room office on Boston's Beacon Street in 1925. Initially fueled by word of mouth and occasional newspaper exposure, the firm gained adm

ISBN10 : 1442224266 , ISBN13 : 9781442224261

Page Number : 192

Longitude

Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their lo

ISBN10 : 9780802779434 , ISBN13 : 0802779433

Page Number : 208

The Flower Of Empire

In 1837, while charting the Amazonian country of Guiana for Great Britain, German naturalist Robert Schomburgk discovered an astounding "vegetable wonder"--a huge water lily whose leaves were five or

ISBN10 : 0199911169 , ISBN13 : 9780199911165

Page Number : 328

Uncommon Carriers

McPhee, in prose distinguished by its warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character, looks at the people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lob

ISBN10 : 9780865477391 , ISBN13 : 0865477396

Page Number : 256

Raising Royalty

How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting

ISBN10 : 1459735714 , ISBN13 : 9781459735712

Page Number : 256

Human Smoke

Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, recognized as one of the most dexterous and talented writers in America today, has created a compelling work of nonfiction bound to provoke discussion and controver

ISBN10 : 1416583963 , ISBN13 : 9781416583967

Page Number : 800