This new and enlarged version of What's Who offers 1,000 entries of eponymy, giving an account of events, ideas, inventions and discoveries which bear the name of the men and women, famous or forgotten, who lived, dreamed, made or explored them. From biology to ballooning, football to nuclear physics, warfare to witchcraft, this book gives an encyclopaedic foray into virtually every field of human activity.In this blend of the familiar and the surprising, there is something for everyone who cares about the words we use, and the living history they embody. Reminiscent of Stephen Fry's QI, or Schott's Miscellany, this book of erudition, lightened with humour, is great if you want to impress with your knowledge, at dinner parties or in general conversation, doubling as a reliable work of reference that can also be dipped into for pleasure.
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Roger worked first as a teacher of English to foreigners in London, Oxford and Athens, then as a smallholder and contract fence-erector in West Wales, and subsequently as English translator. He has published fiction, non-fiction, poetry and translations. Mike was an academic chemist at the University of Manchester until 1992, and since then has been studying the science, history and conservation of photographs. He consults for several national museums and his researches on historic photographic processes are published in four books and numerous articles.Review:
"A pub quizmaster's dream." Times Literary Supplement
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Descripción Matador, Leicester, U.K., 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. New Paperback Edition - Enlarged. 235 x 160mm. pp. 468. English text. A dictionary of things named after people and the people they are named after. Inscribed by Roger Jones. Bound in original yellow and brown wraps. Wraps and pages clean and tight. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 026447