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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00
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 Publishing Group 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 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65
This new edition of the bestseller has 26% added ignorance, and is republished in hardback to match the sequel! more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65
In The Book of the Dead you will meet hundreds of Dead People, some well-known, others completely obscure, organised into 42 short chapters that play merry hell with the usual classifications. So, instead of Royalty, Scientists and Sportsmen, you'll find rather more diverting categories like People who died Penniless, The One-Legged, Only Children,... more...