Simon Winchester - Signed Books

Pre-Order a signed copy of Land by Simon Winchester!

Purchase includes access to an exclusive virtual event with Simon Winchester in conversation with Rebecca Thornton and Julie Hart of Dutchess Land Conservancy.

Wednesday, January 20th, 7 PM

If you purchase a signed copy of LAND through our website, you will be automatically added to the attendee list.  If you purchase in-store, email events@oblongbooks.com with a photo of your receipt to be added to the attendee list.

An access code will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the event.

LAND by Simon WInchester  Simon Winchester

In LAND, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists, Simon Winchester, explores the notion of property and our proprietary relationship with the land throughout human history, how it has shaped us, and what it will mean for our future.

Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing—and have done—with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter? 

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