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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95
"This book...avoids the political debates about Jean-Bertrand Aristide that dominate so many current writings about Haiti. Its focus is the society itself, the sources of difference, the origins of violence, and the possibility of change....The superb work done by the editors has established a high standard for future efforts." (Terry Copp and John... more...