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ISMS AND OLOGIES

By: ARTHUR GOLDWAG

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Publisher: MADISON PARK PRESS:

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

By: BERNARD SISKIN

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

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MORE HOW DO THEY DO THAT? WONDERS OF THE

By: CAROLINE SUTTON

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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Have you ever wondered: - How do they know how much an aircraft carrier weighs?- How do they get music onto a CD?- How does an electric eel generate electricity?- How do they know how long a second is?- How do penguins stay warm in Antarctica?- How do they teach guide dogs to cross at a green light?The answers to these and many other everyday wonders are explained.Here, in simple and easy-to-understand terms, are solutions to the riddles of eve... View more info

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RETURN OF THE STRAIGHT DOPE

By: CECIL ADAMS

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Publisher: BALLANTINE/FAWCETT:

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BROWSER'S BOOKS OF BEGINNINGS : ORIGINS

By: CHARLES PANATI

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

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Obsessed with the origins of things, Charles Panati has dug up enough beginnings and firsts for any barroom sage, or academician, to fend off the most troublesome trivia queries. Ranging from the beginnings of galaxies, the emergence of bacteria, and from bony fish to soap, loaded dice, ethnic slurs, hypnosis, comic strips and much more, The Browser's Book of Beginnings is a fascinating read -- sampled randomly or digested whole.Illustrated with more than 100 drawings... View more info

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PANATI'S BROWSER'S BOOK OF BEGINNINGS

By: CHARLES PANATI

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

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"Graceful little essays on every subject from the origin of the universe to the invention of the rubber eraser." - New York Times View more info

BROWSER'S BOOK OF BEGINNINGS : ORIGINS O

By: CHARLES PANATI

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

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FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT

By: CHARLES REICHBLUM

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Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY:

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Sure to quell the dull history doldrums, this little book is packed with funny, interesting, unusual information about our nation's leaders from George W. through George Dubya. You'll learn as you zip through the pages, encountering hundreds upon hundreds of exhilarating, interesting facts along the way. It's a raucous historical revue that makes learning fun View more info

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WHAT JANE AUSTEN ATE AND CHARLES DICKENS

By: DANIEL POOL

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

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For every frustrated reader of the great nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontes who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell "Tally Ho " at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here is a "delightful reader's companion that lights up the literary dark" "(The New York Times)." This fascinating, lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules, regulations, and customs that governe... View more info

HOW TO USE A RESEARCH LIBRARY

By: DAVID BEASLEY

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM53679


Most of the 31,000 libraries in the U.S. and Canada, the 16,700 in England, the 4,800 in Egypt, and the many other libraries around the world contain research rooms and special collections. How to Use a Research Library, a unique guide for researchers, provides essential materials from these special collections. Beginning with a basic introduction that describes the layout and cataloging systems of research libraries, and proceeding to more sophisticated levels of re... View more info

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THRIFT : A CYCLOPEDIA

By: DAVID BLANKENHORN

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Publisher: TEMPLETON FOUNDATION:

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In today's consumer-driven society, extolling the virtues of thrift might seem like a quaint relic of a bygone era. Americans have embraced the ideas of easy credit, instant gratification, and spending as a tool to combat everything from recessions to the effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In David Blankenhorn's new compendium, "Thrift: A Cyclopedia," he reminds readers of a time when thrift was one of America's most cherished cultural values.Gatherin... View more info

WHAT'S WHAT : A VISUAL GLOSSARY OF THE P

By: DAVID FISHER

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Publisher: HAMMOND INCORPORATED:

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PEOPLE'S ALMANAC #2

By: DAVID WALLECHINSKY

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Publisher: BANTAM DOUBLEDAY DELL:

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LUCK : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE

By: DEBORAH AARONSON

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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Filled with everything you need to live a luckier life, Luck: The Essential Guide is here with information, advice, or if you just have to knock on wood. View more info

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MAN'S LIFE : THE COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

By: DENIS BOYLES

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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The Complete Instructions to: Animal Magnetism Beer as Food Careers Daycare for Men Exercises that work Firing Your Boss growing tomatoes How to Change a Diaper with One Hand Inspirational Sex Junk-Food Diets Killer hooptricks Landing a 747 Married women Nasty Neighbors Outwitting Fish Pension Plans Quick Cleans Rural real estate Screws Travel Urban Tenting Vested Options What to Do to Your Thumb After You Whack It with a Hammer and More... The Complete Instruction... View more info

TEST YOUR CULTURAL LITERACY

By: DIANE ZAHLER

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

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CHECK IT OUT! A TOP INVESTIGATOR SHOWS Y

By: EDMUND J. PANKAU

Price: $7.50

Publisher: CONTEMPORARY BOOKS INC.@:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: IM275248


Fully updated and expanded to include new sources now available to the public, "Check It Out " shows readers how to run a thorough, confidential, and completely legal background search on someone, locate a person they haven't seen in years, and much more. The author, a top investigator, lets the reader in on the best investigative "tricks of the trade" and includes comprehensive information on using the Internet as an investigative tool. View more info

VOLUNTEERING

By: HOPE EGAN

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Publisher: BARNES & NOBLE:

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BAD TASTE

By: JANE STERN

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE : AN ALMANAC OF CO

By: JOHN HODGMAN

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

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In the great tradition of the American almanac, The "Areas of My Expertise" is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as "Poor Richard's Almanack" and "The Book of Lists" were certainly valuable, they also were largely true. Here is a different kind of handy desk reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted t... View more info

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HOME WISDOM : A COMMONSENSE GUIDE TO SOL

By: JON VARA

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Publisher: TIME LIFE CUSTOM PUBLISHING:

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Nostalgic, entertaining collections of home-bred wisdom, from the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac. View more info

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

By: LES KRANTZ

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

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STATE OF THE WORLD 1998

By: LESTER R. BROWN

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Publisher: NORTON, W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

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State of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive series that is mapping out what an environmentally sustainable society will look like. Produced by the award-winning Worldwatch Institute, it has become an indispensable guide for national leaders as well as concerned citizens everywhere.The topics in the 1998 volume include an assessment of the world's forests, an analysis of the decline of fisheries around the world, a survey of all five major groups of verte... View more info

CATALOGUE OF CATALOGUES : THE COMPLETE G

By: MARIA DE LA IGLESIA

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

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MORE MARILYN : SOME LIKE IT BRIGHT!

By: MARILYN VOS SAVANT

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Publisher: ST. MARTINS PRESS/TOR BOOKS:

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