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Wit and humor

  • Active Perception in the History of Philosophyby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to modern philosophy. The contributors inquire into what activity is taken to mean in different theories, challenging traditional historical accounts of perception that stress the passivity of percipients... more...

  • Envyby Adams Media

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Envy: A Dictionary for the Jealous Everyone else... more...

  • Adventure Time: Team Jake, Team Finn Joke Bookby Adventure Time

    Hardie Grant Egmont 2014; US$ 6.99

    Fans will be laughing their pants off with this HILARIOUS joke book from Jack and Finn. Heroes of extreme charisma, Finn the Human and Jake the Dog, haveadventured the many kingdoms in The Land of Ooo on their eternal quest for kick-butt jokes! Together, they’ve valiantly slain demons, advised businessmen, dodged ice bolts, and played dodge socks!... more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Deborah Roberts

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    "This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts' translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding."... more...

  • Cicero's styleby M. von Albrecht

    BRILL 2003; US$ 156.00

    An analysis of Cicero's style, covering differences of literary genres, nuances of style in individual works, and chronological development. There is an account of fixed elements typical of Cicero's diction, and interpretative studies discuss the relationship of style and context in the orations. more...

  • Ovid für Liebendeby von Michael Albrecht

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 15.25

    Publius Ovidius Naso (43 v. Chr. ? 18 n. Chr.) stammte aus einer Ritterfamilie. Er gab die politische Laufbahn zugunsten der Dichtung auf, wurde aber wegen moralisch bedenklichen Einflusses seiner Werke von Augustus im Jahr 8 n. Chr. ans Schwarze Meer verbannt. Bis dahin vom Glück verwöhnt, hat Ovid diesen Sturz nie verwunden und starb verbittert im... more...

  • Science… for Her!by Megan Amram

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Megan Amram , one of Forbes’ "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment," Rolling Stone’s "25 Funniest People on Twitter," and a writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men... more...

  • Man Walks into a Barby Stephen Arnott; Mike Haskins

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 14.95

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  • Laughing Storeby Linus Asong

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.00

    Laughing Store is just what we need in times of troubles and uncertainties such as these. A book of humour from an acclaimed master of laughter, it lifts our hearts and raises our spirits. Jokes that touch about every domain of existence ? from sex to religion, from births to deaths, from politics to the beer parlour, from the courtroom to the hospital.... more...

  • Super Hot Jokes For Cool Kids!by Various Authors

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 0.99

    "Did you hear the joke about the oak tree?It's acorny one."With over 400 hand-picked jokes in this mega collection, there's plenty to inspire and delight any young comedian. Puns, knock-knock and doctor-doctor jokes abound - but rest assured it's not all corny. Bring out your ghoulish side with a collection of spooky jokes or be blown out of this world... more...