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  • The Book of General Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00

    Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty... more...

  • Journalism in an Age of Terrorby John Lloyd

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 29.00

    The threat of terrorism and the increasing power of terrorist groups have prompted a rapid growth of the security services and changes in legislation permitting collection of communications data. This provides journalism with acute dilemmas. The media claims responsibility for holding power to account, yet cannot know more than superficial details... more...

  • 1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergastedby John Lloyd

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 11.66

    The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts that will leave you flabbergasted. 1,342 QI Facts coincides with more good news from QI, as Sandi Toksvig takes over the duties as presenter on the double-BAFTA nominated TV show, and the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A... more...

  • Stuff Happens (and then you fix it!)by John Alston; Lloyd Thaxton

    Wiley 2003; US$ 19.95 US$ 13.97

    Reality rules for conquering life’s big challenges Stuff Happens (and then you fix it!) is a simple guide for getting through life’s rough spots and turning these challenges into positive opportunities for personal growth. Life, as good as it is, is sometimes going to throw some dirt on you. This uplifting and inspirational book by... more...

  • Sex and Genderby John Archer; Barbara Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    A fully revised edition of classic text, accessible introduction to fundamental questions concerning sex and gender. more...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 13.99

    Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny (2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck (3) without causing a Toronto (4)? Will you suffer from Kettering (5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn?t know that there are words for them.... more...

  • The Book of Animal Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    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...

  • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?by John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    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...

  • The Book of the Deadby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    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...

  • Asking God Your Hardest Questionsby Lloyd John Ogilvie

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    With warmth and clarity, the now-retired chaplain for the United States Senate offers thoughtful, biblical insights to modern questions. more...