At Home: A short history of private life

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9780552772556: At Home: A short history of private life
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"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)

"Enchanting... Bryson tackled science in his brilliant A Short History of Nearly Everything. This new book could as easily be categorised as 'a short history of nearly everything else'... extraordinarily entertaining" (Antonia Senior The Times)

"Not just hugely readable but a genuine pageturner... None of these things, needless to say, are as easy as Bryson in his ever-genial way makes them seem" (James Walton Daily Telegraph)

"Entertaining, fact-packed... He is a cheery, idiosyncratic guide, eclectic rather than scholarly, a true populariser. At Home will have every reader eyeing home rather differently" ( Financial Times)

"The much-loved writer takes the attention to detail that made A Short History of Nearly Everything such a fantastic guide to all things science, and applies it to our homes. Written in his laid-back style, this is a wonderful celebration of what makes a house a home" ( News of the World)

From the Publisher:

What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable.

And where did all these normal activities take place?

At home.

This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching,from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.

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Bryson, Bill
Editorial: Transworld (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552772550 ISBN 13: 9780552772556
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Descripción Transworld, 2011. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. First edition. Summary of the Book This book covers numerous topics like geography, economy, and economics topics that go into each room imaginable of a house. Bryson describes how the entire world can be fit into what is called the home. He ponders upon visiting every room and observing the importance of it. He begins with the hall, by describing the architecture, doors, windows, chimneys, etc. He then moves on to the kitchen, detailing the importance of nutrition, the expertise involved in food processing, the spice trade, and the diverse food habits of people. Bryson goes on to elaborate on the bedroom, the hallway, the bathroom, the dining room, the drawing room, the attic, the cellar, the garden, the nursery, the plum room, the dressing room, and other rooms that are usually found in a Victorian house. Printed Pages: 704. Nº de ref. de la librería 107060

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Bryson, Bill
Editorial: Transworld (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552772550 ISBN 13: 9780552772556
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Descripción Transworld, 2011. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. First edition. Summary of the Book This book covers numerous topics like geography, economy, and economics topics that go into each room imaginable of a house. Bryson describes how the entire world can be fit into what is called the home. He ponders upon visiting every room and observing the importance of it. He begins with the hall, by describing the architecture, doors, windows, chimneys, etc. He then moves on to the kitchen, detailing the importance of nutrition, the expertise involved in food processing, the spice trade, and the diverse food habits of people. Bryson goes on to elaborate on the bedroom, the hallway, the bathroom, the dining room, the drawing room, the attic, the cellar, the garden, the nursery, the plum room, the dressing room, and other rooms that are usually found in a Victorian house. Printed Pages: 704. Nº de ref. de la librería 107060

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Editorial: Black Swan Books, Limited (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552772550 ISBN 13: 9780552772556
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Descripción Black Swan Books, Limited, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110552772550

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