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  • The People's Republic of Chemicalsby William J. Kelly; Chip Jacobs

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China?s ecological calamity already imperling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many there as the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of... more...

  • The Know-It-Allby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 16.00

    33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education,... more...

  • My Life as an Experimentby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    One man. Ten extraordinary quests. Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington?s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world?s most rational... more...

  • My Experimental Lifeby A J Jacobs

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.20

    For his first book, AJ Jacobs read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica . For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his most outrageous, hilarious and thought-provoking experiments yet. In My Experimental Life Jacobs puts himself to a series of bizarre and ridiculous tests, from total obedience... more...

  • Reversals of the Earth's Magnetic Fieldby J. A. Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 73.00

    This 1994 book examines how reversals of the Earth's magnetic field have played a major role in establishing plate tectonics and a geological time scale. more...

  • Drop Dead Healthyby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

      From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person?s quest to become the healthiest man in the world. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife telling him, ?I don?t want to be a widow at forty-five,? and ashamed of a middle-aged... more...

  • Drop Dead Healthyby A J Jacobs

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.59

    After sharpening his mind in The Know-It-All and achieving spiritual enlightenment in The Year of Living Biblically , A.J. Jacobs had only one thing left to tackle in the self-improvement trinity: the body. But his mission wasn't just to lose a couple of pounds, but to turn his current self - 'a mushy, easily winded, moderately sickly blob' -... more...

  • A.J. Jacobs Omnibusby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 35.99

    An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous?and surprisingly informative?ventures into experiential journalism.   The Know-It-All :  Puzzle along with A.J. as he endeavors to read?and retain?the entire encyclopedia, and discover what exactly it is he learns along the way.   The Year of Living Biblically :  Discover what... more...

  • The Year of Living Biblicallyby A J Jacobs

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.59

    Avoiding shellfish was easy. The stoning of adulterers proved a little more difficult - and potentially controversial. Was it enough to walk up to an adulterer and gently touch them with a stone? Even that could be grounds for accusations of assault, especially with female adulterers in Manhattan. So what's a good Bible-reading boy to do? ... more...

  • The Know-It-Allby A J Jacobs

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.59

    On leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You've learnt a lot, your'e well-read and you know a whole bunch of obscure facts guaranteed at some point to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later youre more eloquent and eager to argue about Britney and Big Brother... more...