The Book Of Lists London [Nick Rennison] on tacidysaze.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Why did London Underground once employ a one-legged. For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day.
There is something comforting in a list. The human mind craves order amidst chaos: the inventor of the modern thesaurus and the one who first gave a book of synonyms that name , Peter Mark Roget, began to compile the book that is now synonymous with his name as a way of coping with depression and personal tragedy.
In the evening, crying in my bedroom, I kept a list of friends and enemies. In and of itself, the life of Elisabeth Young was not particularly noteworthy. Every time the Youngs travelled to a new country they took the same refrigerator. Marquis objects strongly to the term "twitcher". But it seems there's more to Wallis than meets the eye.
Lists can also offer guidance, of course. Our books reveal our personalities and tastes, what we do with our leisure time, even what our hobbies and interests might be besides reading, of course. In a series of lists and accompanying essays, Alex Johnson offers us an insight into some of the bookshelves of the great and good.
There are also some fascinating history lessons along the way. Who has now heard of Sir John Lubbock ? This was in , and Lubbock excluded living authors, so the most recent authors are Victorians like Dickens, George Eliot, and Charles Kingsley. Some of these are reasonably well-known: the works of Sigmund Freud and anything else that touched upon sex and sexuality , All Quiet on the Western Front , and the works of Bertolt Brecht. Ipomedon is one such example: it was unfamiliar to me before, but now I want to go in search of an English translation.
And who can ever have enough books? I should look into this one. Especially if, like me, you enjoy seeing what famous people from history had on their bookshelves :.
And who can ever have enough books? I should look into this one.
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