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  • The Second Book of General Ignoranceby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    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...

  • Latino Baseball Legendsby LEW FREEDMAN

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00

    Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive, go-to source for everything relating to Latin American baseball stars, tracing the history of Latinos in baseball through the stories of those who have excelled at the game. Colorfully written 3,000-word entries explore the lives and careers of 25 dominant players, from legends... more...

  • The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sundayby The New York Times

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    A handy, smaller, and more focused version of our popular New York Times knowledge books?organized by weekends and topic Fell asleep during history class in high school when World War II was covered? Learned the table of elements at one time but have forgotten it since ? Always wondered who really invented the World Wide Web? Here is the... more...

  • Falco: The Official Companionby Lindsey Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 27.35

    One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his... more...

  • The Bumper Book of Natureby Stephen Moss

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.77

    Go pishing for birds; become a bat detective; take a city safari; find snakes and lizards; identify spiders and their webs; look for owl pellets... Make nettle soup; or itching powder from rosehips; make a bark rubbing; an elder-stem peashooter; or elderflower fritters. Wake up in time to hear the dawn chorus; listen to the heartbeat of a tree; or... more...

  • Usefully Uselessby Mark Hanks

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.67

    Usefully Useless is a gloriously diverse volume dedicated to the most engrossing trivia in the world. Guaranteed to excite the curiosity and amuse, its pages are filled with the sort of remarkable information you would never learn, but will be overjoyed to discover. Each fact is irresistibly fun and fascinating - the essence of anecdote and dinner-party... more...

  • Solid Matterby Joseph A Angelo

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Supported by a generous quantity of full-color illustrations and interesting sidebars, Solid Matter introduces the basic characteristics and properties of solid matter. It briefly describes the cosmic connection of the elements, leading readers through several key events in human pre-history that resulted in more advanced uses of matter in the solid... more...

  • Critical Companion to Alice Walkerby Carmen Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 75.00

    Alice Walker is one of the few living writers whose work regularly appears in the high school curriculum. While she is known primarily for her best-selling novel and masterpiece The Color Purple, many of her other novels, essays, and poems are favorites of both students and teachers alike. In 1983 she became the first African-American woman to win... more...

  • Critical Companion to Philip Rothby Ira Bruce Nadel

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 75.00

    Critical Companion to Philip Roth is a comprehensive reference to this talented writer's life and works. Coverage includes:. A concise but thorough biography of Roth. Entries on all of Roth's works, including American Pastoral, The Ghost Writer, Sabbath's Theater, The Human Stain, Zuckerman Unbound, the stories collected in Goodbye, Columbus,... more...

  • Handbook of the Syllableby Charles Cairns; Eric Raimy

    BRILL 2010; US$ 241.00

    The Handbook of the Syllable presents a broad range of empirical studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the syllable in phonology, phonetics, and psycholinguistics. It is a seminal reference book for researchers exploring any empirical area where the notion of ?the syllable? is invoked. more...