The Book of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Seal Books
ISBN: 9780307366177
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Reference

A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians From the Paperback edition.

The New Book of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 1841957194
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Reference

Featuring thousands of fascination facts, this collection of "lists" includes contributions from Oliver Stone, Jane Fonda, Arnold Palmer, Dave Eggers, Brian Eno, Quincy Jones, Elmore Leonard, Abbie Hoffman, and many others. Original.

The Little Book of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781841958538
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Genre: Curiosities and wonders

All the best bits from the original compendium of curious information-The Book of Lists The first Book of Lists was "a treat" (Canberra Times) and "a fascinating compendium" (Daily Telegraph)-and this special mini version simply includes all the best, quirkiest and most bizarre lists from its bigger brother. From the authors: "We hope you'll enjoy The Little Book of Lists as much as we did. And by the way, do you know the average penis lengths of mammals? Or the shortest marriages in history? Or people who died playing cards? You'll find intriguing answers in The Little Book of Lists; and as we always say: its a gift for everyone, from teens to 100-year-olds -hasn't Uncle Charles received enough neckties?"

20 20 Smart Lists

Author: Shawn Holley
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781635684766
Release Date: 2017-10-30
Genre: Education

The 100 Most Trusted People in America • The Top 200 Baby Names • The 25 Most Dangerous Streets in America • 120 New English Words Since 2000 • 35 Famous People Who are Bilingual • 81 Great Apps • The 10 Smartest Cities in America • The 100 Quintessential Jazz Songs of All Time • 253 Famous Quotes 50 All-Time Top Hairstyles for Women • Train your Brain to Get Answers While You Sleep • The 85 Richest People in America • The Top 100 Speeches of All Time • The 33 Films of Elvis Presley • 200 Modern Proverbs and their origins • The 20 Highest-Paid Super Models • The 10 Hardest Things to Do in the Arts • 7 Insights on Luck • 30 Best Cars under $25,000 • The 49 Books of Dr. Seuss • The Top 100 Movie Quotes of All Time • 10 of America's Oldest Eateries • 8 Hot Things in the World of Hi-Tech • 48 Smart Ways to Build Wealth • The Top 100 List of Government Waste • Why 99% Accuracy May Not Be Good Enough • 12 Secrets of Supermarket Manipulation • 5 Universal Miracles • 50 Most Iconic Logos of All Time • 9 Signs of a Gifted Child • 10 Advantages of Being Left-Handed • 41 Facts about Michael Jackson's Thriller album • 35 Famous People with FBI Files • 22 Symptoms of a Concussion • 6 Types of Normal Memory Lapses • 28 Principles of Liberty The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time • 6 Ways to Avoid Jet Lag • The 10,000 Hour Rule • 65 Core Values • The Top 25 Stocks of the Past 25 Years • 8 Rules to Increase your Home's Value by 35% • 20,000 Thoughts A Day • 12 Advantages of Attractive People • 9 Reasons to have Fine Art in the Workplace • How Facial Recognition Technology Mines Your Face for Information • 11 Disturbing Facts About the NSA • 27 Things You Didn't Know About Space • The 13 Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities • 7 Side Effects of drinking Diet Soda • The Best 100 Self-Help Books of All Time • 168 Energizing and Empowering Words • 6 Jobs that Actually Make You Smarter • 22 Ways Consumers Get Ripped Off • Top 6 Airline Routes for VIPs • The Price of the White House • 25 Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History. The 88 biggest turn-ons in a Person • 10 Key Tips to Learn a Foreign Language • 17 Points of Christ's True Church • The Magic of Chocolate Milk • The Top 10 Moments in FBI History • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln • The Kennedy Curse • The Top 30 Motivational Speakers In The World • 7 Tips to Avoid Misdiagnosis • 8 Interesting Facts about Centurians • The 80 Most Sought-After Autographs • The 20 Most Commonly Used ATM Pin Codes •The Top 100 Movie Quotes of All Time • 19 Celebs with Brilliant IQs • The Top 50 Best Logos Of All Time • 20 Facts about David Bowie • The Safest Seats in an Airplane • The 5 Companies that Collect 70% of On-line Dollars • Benjamin Moore's 23 Home Color Trends for 2016 • 34 Common Misconceptions (False Beliefs) • 53 Tips to Make Your Speech Great • 106 Hottest Franchises • The Top 10 Trials of the 20th Century • The 14 Dangers of Energy Drinks • 50 Interesting Facts About Infidelity The Peak Times To Do Things • The 10 Most Dangerous States for Drunken Driving • The Top 10 Addictions • 18 Smart Sleep Habits • The 6 Most Iconic Photos in American History • Top 10 Ways that Singles Judge the Opposite Sex • 9/11 By the Numbers • 50 Great Reasons to Exercise • 43 Psychological Complexes • The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in America • 11 Health Benefits of Sex • The 100 Best Guitar Solos of All Time • The 41 Most Stressful Live Events • 16 Visions of the Future • 9 Disadvantages of Breast Implants • The 50 Most Valuable Domain Names • 40 Celebrity Women Who Gave Birth After 40 • 10 Famous Last Meals • 5 Reasons To Work Until Age 70 • 10 Easy Ways to Add Years To Your Life • 22 Bad Habits And What They Cost You • Top 10 Fibs Told By Men and Women • The 50 Best Retirement Communities in the U.S. • The Dangers of Daylight Savings Time • Top 10 Cars That Are Most Likely To Be Stolen • 25 Famous People Who Died on Their Birthday • The 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century • 8 Key Factors in Predicting Suicide • Famous Smokers and the age they died • 9 Reasons Why the Titanic Sunk • The 10 Most Famous Conspiracy Theories • The Top 100 News Stories of the 20th Century • The 20 Most Annoying Driving Habits • 9 CEOs Who are Paid 800X More Than Their Workers • 12 Ways to Be a Modern Renaissance Man • 38 Celebs with Weird Quirks • The National Debt by President • The Artists with the Most Stolen Paintings • 13 Commonly Overlooked Tax Breaks • 6 Advantages Of Being Over 50 • The Burial Places of 94 Famous People • The 100 Most Common Last Names in America • 48 Famous People Who are 90+ • 16 Secrets of Happier Families • 6 Famous Ghosts • 5 College Myths • 21 People Who Have Written over 500 Books • The 100 Most Recognizable Voices in Hollywood • 6 Principles of Quality Control • AND OVER 1100 OTHER AMAZING LISTS!

The United States of Strange

Author: Eric Grzymkowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440536205
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Genre: Reference

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of All Things Weird Sure, you probably know that George Washington was our first president and that Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered America in 1492, but did you know that there are more plastic flamingos in the United States than there are real ones and that Disneyland employees were not permitted to wear their own underwear while dressing in character until 2001? Behind the portrait of America that history classes, news reports, and boring documentaries have painted lies a strange and perplexing country that you couldn't imagine even in your wildest dreams. Featuring 1,001 shocking facts, this book reveals all the secrets and weirdness that you never knew about the United States. From the thirty-two(!) bathrooms in the White House to the fact that a single U.S.–made hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows, these wacky tidbits will guarantee that you'll never look at this nation the same way again!

Kids Beyond Limits

Author: Anat Baniel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101561188
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

Discover the revolutionary way to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders. In this supportive and hands-on book, Anat Baniel guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself -- with remarkable and sometimes immediate results. By shifting the focus to connecting rather than "fixing," this powerful yet simple method helps both children and parents to de- stress, focus, and grow. Most of all, the it helps all children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.

Coco der neugierige Affe

Author: Hans Augusto Rey
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257008163
Release Date: 1999
Genre:

Coco folgt einem Urwaldtouristen in dessen grossstädtische Heimat, wo das vorwitzige Äffchen vieles durcheinanderbringt ... (ab 4).

Die Bullet Journal Methode

Author: Ryder Carroll
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644403222
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Self-Help

Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

Krieg und Frieden

Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 9783954181711
Release Date: 2019-01-05
Genre: Fiction

Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

Kama Sutra

Author: Vātsyāyana
Publisher:
ISBN: 3426779528
Release Date: 2007
Genre:


Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 9783641207113
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Social Science

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Quill Quire

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: NWU:35556037810702
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Book industries and trade