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- Crown/Archetype 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...
- 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... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98
Rather than explaining our origins, A Brief History of Tim addresses our history and culture at the level we most deeply desire - the trivial. By simply removing one letter, the world is tweaked with immensely enjoyable results: For those who think contemporary art is a load of rubbish, there's the Tat Modern. Find out about the Ancient... more...
- Running Press 2011; US$ 15.00
From Best Courses to Biggest Chokes, Most Underrated to Worst-Dressed Golfers, Golf List Mania! includes 120 lists that will inform and entertain. Includes contributions by personalities including Jack Nicklaus, David Feherty, and more, plus a Foreword by Jim Nantz. Why you'll enjoy this book: 5. Contributions from famous golf writers. You'll... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
The geniuses at mental_floss are back with mental_floss: The Book , a funny, surprising, fact-packed compendium of more than 200 of the Greatest Lists in the History of Listory. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the award-winning mental_floss magazine, authors Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, and Ethan Trex offer a cornucopia of additive, edifying,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.95
Faster than a speeding bullet, more useless than ever before. The #1 New York Times bestselling series reaches new heights of irrelevance with this powerfully pointless, all-new collection of the things you never need to know. Do you actually care that... there are three feet of DNA in every cell? Saturn has 47 moons? March... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
A go-to book for settling many an unresolved dispute that sheds light on a wide range of facts that we have always believed to be true, but which are, in fact, completely false. It exposes common myths and fallacies that have become entrenched in everyday thought. more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 21.43
The Sports Fact: the bedrock of any self-respecting fan, the trump card of the pub conversation. We cant quote Shakespeare or remember our loved ones birthdays - superfluous! - but we can list, in alphabetical order, the last three strikers for our teams to have a 20-goal season, together with the names of their wives, children, aunts, favourite TV... more...
- Octopus 2011; US$ 16.23
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Hats That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From an early fourteenth century Russian crown... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 19.99
Amazing and intriguing questions and answers from the team behind the international phenomenon Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? The popular-science magazine behind the runaway international bestsellers Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? and Does Anything Eat Wasps? takes on another irresistible batch of the strange, silly, and mind-boggling... more...