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The Order of things - BARBARA ANN KIPFER

The Order of things

BARBARA ANN KIPFER

 
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Utterly compelling! Barbara Ann Kipfer has elevated the list to high art and bestselling pleasure. From the obsessive 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, with over a million copies sold, to the essential Roget's International Thesaurus, 6th Edition, she is a foremost expert of classification. In THE ORDER OF THINGS. she does for life what her previous books do for happiness and wisdom--organize it in a way that, like Roget, is brilliantly conceived. THE ORDER OF THINGS collects and organizes the world into succinct, easy-to-read lists of sets and subsets, such as atmospheric layers, climate zones, Jupiter's satellites, Dante's levels of Hell, the Braille alphabet, U.S. Army and Navy rankings, and even what all those numbers mean at the bottom of bank checks. It's both a quick reference and an invaluable source for trivia nuts--with chapters on earth, life, and physical sciences; technology; mathematics and measurements; religion; world leaders; society and social institutions; business and economics; the arts; domestic life; sports and recreation; and general knowledge and philosophy. Never overwhelming, always charming, this isn't just another reference book, it's THE reference book. Completely revised and updated from earlier versions of the book. THE ORDER OF THINGS is practical, entertaining, eclectic, and impossible to put down. Beginning with Earth--Smog Alert States, Rain Forest Layers, Coal Sizes--and ending with General Knowledge and Philosophy (the I Ching's 64 "chapters," Ludwig Wittgenstein's four-step Method of Puzzlement), it is a 14-chapter taxonomy of the world as we know it: *The Seven Hills of Rome, the Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Dwarfs,--check. *The belt degrees of karate and judo, weight classes of professional and amateur boxing, flower names of the golf holes at Augusta--check. *The hierarchy of the FBI, publication order of Shakespeare's plays, cuts of beef, Freud's divisions of the human psyche, order of rank in world armies and navies, Jupiter's satellites, ships' bells, traditional and modern wine measures, blood pressure levels, fastest animals--check. A complete indispensable reference--check.

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Prix : 12,95 $
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Auteur :  BARBARA ANN KIPFER
Titre : The Order of things
Date de parution : octobre 2008
Éditeur : WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Collection : PAPERBACK
Sujet : REFERENCES-ALMANACHS
ISBN : 9780761150442 (0761150447)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 075505693
No de produit : 969926

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