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The Resource At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson

At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson

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At home : a short history of private life
Title
At home
Title remainder
a short history of private life
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Dewey number
306.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dwellings
  • Social history
Target audience
general
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an informal history of private life
Label
At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Plans on endpapers
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [485]-510
Control code
000045349036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608275
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., plans
Label
At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson
Publication
Note
  • Plans on endpapers
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [485]-510
Control code
000045349036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608275
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., plans

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