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How to Survive Your Freshman Year

By: Hundreds of Heads

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/3/2015

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9781933512310

ISBN: 1933512318

Condition: USED


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Incomplete Education

By: Jones, Judy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 4/7/2014

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780345468901

ISBN: 0345468902

Condition: USED


When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here's your chance to brush up on all those subjects you slept through in school, reacquaint yourself with all the facts you once knew (then promptly forgot), catch up on major developments in the world today, and become the Renaissance man or woman you always knew you could be How do you ... View more info

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Incomplete Education

By: Jones, Judy/Wilson, William

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 11/30/2014

Seller ID: 9780345391377

ISBN: 0345391373

Condition: USED


"An astonishing amount of information."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York TimesWhen it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge. Here's your chance to fill in the gaps left by your school years, reacquire all the facts you once knew then promptly forgot, and become the Renaissance man or woman you always suspected you could be What was so important about the Dred Scott decision? Why aren't all Shakespearean comedie... View more info

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Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

By: Lewis, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ADAMS PUB:

Seller ID: 9781440563621

ISBN: 1440563624

Condition: USED


Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting " --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and WikiaDid you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with "Now I Know." From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this b... View more info

How to Learn Anything Quickly

By: Linksman, Ricki

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780760728369

ISBN: 0760728364

Condition: USED


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Exaltation of Larks

By: Lipton, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 8/15/2014

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0140045368

ISBN: 0140045368

Condition: USED


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Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

By: Lloyd, John

Price: $5.50

Publisher: CROWN ARCHETYPE: 2/23/2015

Seller ID: 9780307394910

ISBN: 0307394913

Condition: USED


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 phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more, "The Book of General Ignorance" is a witty "gotcha" compendium of how little we actually kn... View more info

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Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

By: Lloyd, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC:

Seller ID: 9780307951748

ISBN: 030795174X

Condition: USED


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 languages and sold over 1.2 million copies. Now, just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection... View more info

Map Catalog

By: Makower, Joel

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0394746147

ISBN: 0394746147

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Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

By: McCandless, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 6/19/2016

Seller ID: 9780061748363

ISBN: 0061748366

Condition: USED


The Visual Miscellaneum is a unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world's surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms. View more info

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Knowledge is Beautiful

By: McCandless, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780062188229

ISBN: 0062188224

Condition: USED


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Encyclopedia of Literature

By: Merriam Webster

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 8/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780877790426

ISBN: 0877790426

Condition: USED


A rich source of information about the world's finest literature.- Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations- Coverage of authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world- Includes pronunciations View more info

Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2

By: National Geographic

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781426215841

ISBN: 1426215843

Condition: USED


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Uncommon History of Common Things

By: National Geographic

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NATL GEOGRAPHIC CHILDRENS: 9/24/2014

Seller ID: 9781426204203

ISBN: 1426204205

Condition: USED


Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick--and presto The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, "An Uncommon History of Common Things" features hundreds of colorful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun. Who knew that i... View more info

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New York Times Guide To Essential Knowledge

By: New York Times

Price: $7.00

Publisher: ST MARTINS PR INC: 4/28/2010

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780312376598

ISBN: 0312376596

Condition: USED


"A Complete Revision and Thorough Updating of the Ultimate Reference from the Newspaper of Record" Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of "The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge "offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, eco... View more info

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Paperback Reference)

By: Oxford

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780198605249

ISBN: 0198605242

Condition: USED


This brand new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs expands its coverage to 1100 proverbs, with more detailed annotation and up-to-the-minute citations from around the English-speaking world. The text is completely accessible and comprehensive, with added paragraphs that provide illuminating examples of each proverb and its history. New proverbs have been added, ranging from modern maxims such as "If life hands you lemons, make lemonade" to those with their roots in the past, such as "Justice delayed is justice denied." A thematic index allows readers to easily find proverbs on sub... View more info

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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

By: Panati, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 1/18/2012

Seller ID: 9780060964191

ISBN: 0060964197

Condition: USED


For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons. View more info

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Emily Post's Entertaining

By: Post, Peggy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 2/7/2015

Seller ID: 9780062736406

ISBN: 006273640X

Condition: USED


Is the butter plate on the right or the left? How should you introduce someone whose name you can't remember? What is the polite way to handle a guest who arrives early? Emily Post's Entertaining provides answers to these and many other questions that vex today's hosts and guests. Emily Post's Entertaining is a practical guide to hosting with elegance and ease. Its goal is to give everyone the confidence to handle any get-together, from casual and cozy to formal and fancy. Among the wide range of events and entertaining quandaries Peggy Post addresses are: getting together for everything fr... View more info

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Visual Encyclopedia of Ships

By: Ross, David

Price: $18.00

Publisher: AMBER BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781907446245

ISBN: 1907446249

Condition: USED


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Bedside Baccalaureate: The First Semester: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill

By: Rubel, David

Price: $7.50

Publisher: STERLING PUBL CO INC:

Seller ID: 9781402788345

ISBN: 1402788347

Condition: USED


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