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- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.95
Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance , a fun, fact-?lled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00
Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 21.95
The team behind the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head?and shakes out the good stuff. Following their Herculean?or is it Sisyphean??efforts to save the living from ignorance, the two wittiest Johns in the English language turn their attention to the dead. As the authors themselves... more...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 3.99
VIVE LA REVOLUTION! Dolphins shed and replace their skin every two hours Pluto was named by an eleven-year-old schoolgirl A donkey's personality is called its donkeyship Freud didn't lose his virginity until the age of 30 The bastion that was QI has been stormed, elves have been put to the guillotine, the readers are in charge. After nine and a half... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19
Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead , a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.19
This new edition of the bestseller has 26% added ignorance, and is republished in hardback to match the sequel! more...