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  • 'Have You Seen...?'by David Thomson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 28.19

    This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged... more...

  • A - Kby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 587.00

    Das Referenzwerk umfasst die Glanzzeit des dt. Humanismus, die im mediävistischen Verfasserlexikon nicht abgebildet ist, und erschließt mit der bewährten Systematik die lateinische Literatur und Wissenschaft im deutschsprachigen Raum zwischen 1480 und 1520. Die Artikel bieten Informationen zu ca. 200 repräsentativen Autoren, ein umfassendes... more...

  • 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Offby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson; James Harkin

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 7.49

    QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At... more...

  • 1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Dropby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson; James Harkin

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 7.49

    Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off , the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and... more...

  • 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Overby John Lloyd; James Harkin; Anne Miller

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 10.99

    The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over. Iceland imports ice cubes A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon People who read books live longer than people... more...

  • 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpseby Karl Shaw

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 10.99

    Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw’s eclectic lists of the world’s very worst.   DID YOU KNOW… …that according to recent... more...

  • The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Centuryby Peter Dreier

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 26.00

    A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the... more...

  • 100 Things You Will Never Doby Daniel Smith

    Quercus 2013; US$ 18.99

    Ever fancied travelling through time? Taming a lion? Winning a Nobel Prize? Well, here's how to attempt all that and more. Daniel Smith - author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit - takes you on an entertaining journey through 100 things you will (probably) never get the chance to do. Offering tips and advice on things that you may never be rich... more...

  • 100 Things You Will Never Findby Daniel Smith

    Quercus 2014; US$ 13.99

    What happened to Amelia Earhart's aeroplane, Van Gogh's painting of Dr Gachet and the crew of the Mary Celeste ? This fascinating book unlocks the world's lost property cupboard and sifts through buried treasure, mysterious disappearances and unknown locations, examining the evidence - and the conspiracy theories - surrounding the world's most... more...

  • 1001 Natural Wondersby Michael Bright

    Octopus 2011; US$ 24.99

    Let Michael Bright take you on an incredible journey to the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Spanning every continent and ocean on the planet, 1001 Natural Wonders is a compendium of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can revist time and time again. These are Mother Nature's most magnificent places, and natural history writer Michael... more...