The Book Of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Seal Books
ISBN: 9780307366177
Size: 19.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Book Of Lists For Teens

Author: Sandra Choron
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547346972
Size: 13.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Face it: no self-respecting young adult likes to be caught out of the know. But few teenagers have the time or inclination to plow through Web sites, almanacs, and weighty reference books to find the answers to all their questions. The Book of Lists for Teens is an informative, lively, and engaging source of information about all kinds of things, and it’s fun. It’s all here: everything that matters most to people aged twelve to sixteen, from lists on cyberfun, music, and movies to advice about social pressures, family matters, and planning for the future. Packed with Internet addresses, recommended reading, and project ideas, The Book of Lists for Teens provides a resource that goes far beyond its pages. Featuring: • Tips for raising well-adjusted parents • Consumer scams especially aimed at teens • Foods to eat before taking a test • Tips for buying a stereo • How to stay safe at concerts • Reasons to keep a private journal (and ways to make sure it stays that way—private!) And much, much more . . .

The New Book Of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 1841957194
Size: 20.32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Shakespeare Book Of Lists

Author: Michael LoMonico
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 9781564145246
Size: 18.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Catalogs Shakespeare's life, his times, his use of language and choice of words, the best and most insulting lines from his plays and poems, the actors who have performed his plays, the theaters where they have been performed, and the videos, films, and spin-offs of his works.

The Disneyland Book Of Lists

Author: Chris Strodder
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595808264
Size: 11.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Disneyland Book of Lists offers a new way to explore six decades of Disneyland® history. Hundreds of fascinating lists cover the past and present and feature everything from the park’s famous attractions, shops, restaurants, parades, and live shows to the creative artists, designers, characters, and performers who have made Disneyland® the world’s most beloved theme park. Inside the pages of this fun- and fact-filled book you will find: • 13 of Walt Disney’s Disneyland® Favorites • 32 Signs and Structures Reminding of Disneyland’s® Past • A Dozen Scary Moments on Disneyland® Attractions • 47 Disneyland® Parades • 18 Secrets in the Haunted Mansion • 30 Jokes from the Jungle Cruise • 25 Special Events You May Not Have Heard Of • 15 Urban Legends • 123 Celebrity Guests • 26 Attractions and Exhibits with the Longest Names • 11 Movies Based on Disneyland® Attractions • A Dozen World Records Set at Disneyland® In addition to lists created by author Chris Strodder (The Disneyland® Encyclopedia), the book will include lists from celebrities, Disneyland® experts and historians, Disneyland® Imagineers and designers, and other current and former Disneyland® employees. People have been making lists since Biblical times (think Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, compiled 2,100 years ago), and to this day various top tens, hit parades, and bucket lists chronicle every aspect of our lives. But until now, no book has used lists to categorize all the diverse elements in Disneyland®. Fun, fascinating, factual, and sixty years in the making, The Disneyland® Book of Lists is the only Disneyland® book of its kind.

The Art Teacher S Book Of Lists

Author: Helen D. Hume
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470877820
Size: 10.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.

The Official Punk Rock Book Of Lists

Author: Amy Wallace
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781617745348
Size: 17.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author's original Book of Lists is a worldwide phenomenon that has sold over 8 million copies. The Punk Book of Lists will feature approx 200 lists - culled from the historical archives and many generated by noteworthy musicians, lists have been put together by film directors, writers, actors, you name it. Punk Rock is cool and the impact has hit every hip person on the planet! Over 50 wicked caricatures of punk rock stars, by noted underground artist Cliff Mott, are peppered generously throughout the book. You don't have to be punk to love the coolest rock 'n' roll toilet-reading, time-wasting masterpiece ever! Absolutely a jewel in the canon of great music books!