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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs.
In "this inventive and playful book" (Tom Beer, Newsday), James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Adopting a different style for each chapter--from dramatic dialogue to sermon, heroic couplets to a barroom monologue--Geary embodies wit in all its forms.
A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun
Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps.
Which countries don’t have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the “wrong” side of the road?
From the author of the riotous, controversial and hugely popular Fucking Apostrophes
Manners are a minefield. Remembering which behaviours are appropriate for which situation (who it is okay to swear in front of, and for who that is a definite no), can leave even the most laid back exasperated.
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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT ... and The Princeton Review brings you all the practice you need to ace the Upper Level SSAT or ISEE and get into the private school of your choice.
It’s another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with The Old Farmer’s Almanac, America’s oldest continuously published periodical!$37.50ISBN: 9781523506484Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019
“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m$28.95ISBN: 9781912286836Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Guinness World Records - September 3rd, 2019
Fully revised and updated, the record-breaking compendium of superlatives is back and bursting with facts, figures and incredible stories – each one selected to inspire you to learn about the fascinating world we live in… and to break records of your own.$16.99ISBN: 9781476740195Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019
Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.$26.00ISBN: 9781982127404Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Atria Books - August 13th, 2019
For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point.$14.99ISBN: 9780399582677Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Ten Speed Press - September 3rd, 2019
The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.