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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About ® books. He has carried readers on wild and edifying rides through history, mythology, geography, the Bible, the Civil War, even across the universe. Now, following on... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.95
People love weird facts. And judging from the success of the original Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts, readers love the collection of wacky and interesting facts and factoids. Now, back by popular demand is The Pocket Idiot's Guide to MORE Not So Useless Facts, with completely new entertaining and insightful facts. Gathered by an expert... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.99
John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95
A pocketful of trivia?special hardcover edition! People love weird facts. And this gift hardcover is bursting with 208 pages of all sorts of amazing, arcane, interesting, and shocking bits of information about everything under the sun?and then some. Put together by an expert team of fact finders and pop culture specialists, this collection includes... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.99
Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world. Organized into witty categories, including ?Battle of the Sexes: Facts About... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00
Read Trevor Homer's posts on the Penguin Blog. Everything?from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)?has an origin, but often it?s not what we expect. A few things you may not have known: ? Gandhi was married at age thirteen! ? Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.99
?American History Revised is as informative as it is entertaining and humorous. Filled with irony, surprises, and long-hidden secrets, the book does more than revise American history, it reinvents it.? ?James Bamford, bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace, Body of Secrets, and The Shadow Factory This spirited reexamination of American history... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00
When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here?s your chance to brush up on all those subjects... more...
- ECW Press 2008; US$ 11.95
From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, these fun, fascinating, and little-known facts explore anything and everything in a user-friendly quiz format. This all-ages quiz book feeds your brain tasty, bite-sized tidbits of cool science trivia. Topics include the Earth, the Moon, the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 12.95
The fascinating and funny origins of everyday objects-bliss for history hounds, language lovers and trivia buffs. In this delightful volume, Harry Oliver reveals the most unusual and unexpected stories behind the household necessities, toys, common objects, technological advances, and everyday items we all take for granted. Who hasn't wondered:... more...