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- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00
Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the... more...
- Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 10.99
A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words . In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists , the first and best compendium of facts weirder than... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.74
Become a productive member of society! Which way should the toilet paper be dispensed from the roll? Who goes first at an intersection in a grocery store? What is the proper placement of ketchup on a plate? When is it appropriate to dress your pet in clothes that match your own? If you've ever wondered about the answers to these vital questions,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50
"Let blockheads read what blockheads write," suggested Lord Chesterfield. W. H. Auden once said, "Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered." And TV celebrity Jerry Seinfeld noted: "The big advantage of a book is that it's very easy to rewind. Close it and you're right back at the beginning." Over 450 memorable quotes... 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 Geeks,... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99
Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 , former investigative journalist Mark Di Vincenzo?s follow-up to his bestselling Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon , is another endlessly fascinating and eminently useful compendium of expert tips on perfect timing for a myriad of activities?more of the best times to buy this, do that, and go there. Covering... 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...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
Computer System Organization: The B5700/B6700 Series focuses on the organization of the B5700/B6700 Series developed by Burroughs Corp. More specifically, it examines how computer systems can (or should) be organized to support, and hence make more efficient, the running of computer programs that evolve with characteristically similar information structures.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities describes various computer-assisted research in the humanities and related social sciences. It is a compendium of data collected between November 1966 and May 1972 and published in Computer and the Humanities. The book begins with an analysis of language teaching texts including the DOVACK system, a program... more...