The Resource At Home

At Home

Label
At Home
Title
At Home
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History of Nearly Everything one of the most lauded books of the last decade, and delivers one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. And that most of the key discoveries for humankind can be found in the very fabric of the houses in which we live.This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room considering how the ordinary things in life came to be. Along the way he did a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets; and on the brilliant, creative and often eccentric minds behind them. And he discovered that, although there may seem to be nothing as unremarkable as our domestic lives, there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement - and even a little danger - lurking in the corners of every home
Summary
Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life
Writing style
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367346
Cataloging source
NOV
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Bryson, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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an informal history of private life
Label
At Home
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a57380dd-f4b1-45e1-8540-80adf02356b8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095545
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
At Home
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a57380dd-f4b1-45e1-8540-80adf02356b8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095545
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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