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  • Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?by Andrew Thompson

    Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTS—FROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like: •Is Jurassic Park possible? •What causes “the shakes? after drinking a lot of alcohol? •Why do dogs walk in circles before lying down? •What... more...

  • What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?by Andrew Thompson

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    BAFFLING AND BIZARRE. ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING. This witty and compulsive collection of trivia will captivate and surprise you with its fun and funky revelations: •Why is New York called "the Big Apple"? •How do people count cards at casinos? •What keeps the head on a glass of beer? •Why don't you ever see baby pigeons? •Why is getting... more...

  • Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets - Answers to the questions you've always wanted to askby Andrew Thompson

    John Blake Publishing 2006; US$ 13.11

    A fascinating and fun volume providing concise answers to hundreds of the questions we all ponder from time to time and also sets us straight about many things that most of us assume to be true, giving us the often surprising low down on an astonishing variety of topics. Essential reading for any lover of learned knowledge combined with memorable... more...

  • George Eliot and Italyby Andrew Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 135.00

    This study considers George Eliot's novels in relation to Dante and to nineteenth-century Italian culture during the Italian national revival and shows how these helped shape her fiction. Thompson argues that Eliot was able to draw selectively on a powerful Risorgimento mythology of national regeneration and that her engagement with the work of Dante... more...

  • Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?by Andrew Thompson

    John Blake 2007; US$ 5.99

    From why kamikaze pilots wear helmets and why New York City is called the Big Apple to why catnip affects cats and whether Nostradamus was able to predict the future—the answers are all collected here! This indispensable companion for any lover of obscure knowledge answers frequently asked questions, while also pointing out commonly held misconceptions.... more...

  • Origins of Arabiaby Andrew Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Britain, Hanover and the Protestant Interest, 1688-1756by Andrew C. Thompson

    Boydell & Brewer 2006; US$ 90.00

    A new examination of the links between religion and politics in the early eighteenth century, showing how the defence of protestantism became a major plank in foreign policy. more...

  • Imperial Britainby Andrew S. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This new study considers the impact of the empire upon modern British political culture. The economic and cultural legacy of empire have received a great deal of attention, but historians have neglected the effects of empire upon the domestic British political scene. Dr Thompson explores economic, demographic, intellectual and military influences and... more...

  • The Empire Strikes Back?by Andrew S. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    `The Empire Strikes Back' will inject the empire back into the domestic history of modern Britain.  In the nineteenth century and for much of the twentieth century, Britain's empire was so large that it was truly the global superpower. Much of Africa, Asia and America had been subsumed. Britannia's tentacles had stretched both wide and deep. Culture,... more...

  • Managing Peopleby Michael Riley; Andrew Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 55.95

    This new second edition of 'Managing People' provides a practical approach to applying up-to-the-minute management techniques, and is a vital source of information for professionals in the hotel and catering industry responsible for personnel and training. Riley explores how aspects such as labour cost, utilization, labour market behaviour and pay... more...