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Social Studies: The Best of the Globe and Mail's Daily Miscellany of Information
By Michael Kesterton and Brian Gable (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Publication date October 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780771044519
ISBN-10 0771044518
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.99
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Social Studies” are brain snacks – truths, trivia, and tidbits of information written with sly wit for the entertainment and instruction of inquiring minds. For over five years, Michael Kesterton has been compiling them daily for the Globe and Mail, and Brian Gable has been illustrating them. Now they are making their début as a book. Open up the covers and fall into the weird and delightful world of Social Studies.

Here, peculiar statistics rub shoulders with absurd facts, and arcane anecdotes with historical oddities, in a potpourri of deliciously diverting epigrams, adages, and amusements. Gathered from a multitude of sources, both serious and silly, and illustrated by Brain Gable’s quirky cartoons, Social Studies contains an abundance of idiosyncratic and bizarre topics, including the growth of Beatlemania and the origins of income tax, choice tabloid headlines, a personality profile of Godzilla, and accounts of attack rabbits.

Social Studies readers can be found at the epicentre of the liveliest parties, their small talk sprinkled with strange facts and enchanting bon mots, thanks to Michael Kesterton.

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from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (October 1, 1996); titled "Social Studies: The Best of the Globe and Mail's Daily Miscellany of Information"
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About: “Social Studies” are brain snacks – truths, trivia, and tidbits of information written with sly wit for the entertainment and instruction of inquiring minds.

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