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A fascinating exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond, from the author of The Things that Nobody Knows   There are many, many more things that nobody knows. Do animals have a sense of humor? Why do we have five fingers? How long can humans live? What did Jesus do in his youth? Which speech did Lincoln deliver at Gettysburg? Does the appendix have any use? Is there an odd perfect number? In this witty and enlightening follow-up to The Things that Nobody Knows, William Hartston takes us on a guided tour of 501 further gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behavior, medical science, music, art, and literature.

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9781782396093 | Atlantic Books, February 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond, from the author of The Things that Nobody Knows   There are many, many more things that nobody knows.
9780534197285, titled "The Individual, Marriage, and the Family" | Wadsworth Pub Co, March 1, 1993, cover price $47.95 | also contains The Individual, Marriage, and the Family

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9781782396123 | Reprint edition (Atlantic Books, February 1, 2017), cover price $15.95
9781782396109 | Atlantic Books, July 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: There are many, many more things that nobody knows.

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Product Description: A playful and diverting, yet always scientifically rigorous look at those simple mysteries that are yet to be solvedWhy are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on inside a black hole? Are cell phones bad for us? Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years? Full of the mysteries of life, the universe, and everything, this is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond...read more

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9781848878259 | Atlantic Books, October 1, 2011, cover price $27.75 | About this edition: The forward march of human knowledge has deepened our understanding of the universe and flung wide the floodgates of technological advance: we have established that the world came into being more than 4.

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9780857896223 | Reprint edition (Atlantic Books, April 1, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A playful and diverting, yet always scientifically rigorous look at those simple mysteries that are yet to be solvedWhy are so many giraffes gay?

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Product Description: Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game. This lively new edition is written by William Hartston, an experienced chess player and daily columnist for the Independent. It is structured in 75 easy-to-follow lessons, clearly demarcated by level, so that you are challenged throughout...read more

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9781444103083 | Teach Yourself, June 1, 2011, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game.

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Product Description: More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwideGo from chess newbie to chess master with the help of Teach Yourself! Win at Chess is the ultimate beginner's guide to this complex tactical game. You will quickly get to grips with the pieces, basic moves and elementary tactics, to help you develop strategy and win...read more

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9780071754767, titled "Teach Yourself: Win at Chess: A Teach Yourself Guide" | McGraw-Hill, January 11, 2011, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwideGo from chess newbie to chess master with the help of Teach Yourself!

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Product Description: Discover what all the other encyclopedias leave outThis is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what cannot be alphabetized, and to deliver the highest concentration of fun that can fit in one book's spine, this information is too useless to waste:In Denmark, pigs go 'knor'; in Germany, horses go 'prrrh'; in ancient Greece, dogs went 'au au...read more

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9781402208287 | 1 edition (Hysteria Pubns, May 15, 2007), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Discover what all the other encyclopedias leave outThis is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia.

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Finding the answers to questions you'd never thought to ask, reading an off-the-wall statistic, or browsing through lists of zany facts is a refreshing and amusing distraction from the tawdry details of everyday life. Organised alphabetically and cross referenced, this work features hilarious entries.

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9781843581604 | John Blake, October 30, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Finding the answers to questions you'd never thought to ask, reading an off-the-wall statistic, or browsing through lists of zany facts is a refreshing and amusing distraction from the tawdry details of everyday life.

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Product Description: Useless information - we can't get enough of it. Everywhere you look these days there is a new book of trivia, a new web page, a new column in the newspaper, all containing a wealth of fascinatingly useless tidbits. Finding the answers to questions you'd never thought to ask, reading an off-the-wall statistic, or browsing through lists of zany facts is always a refreshing and amusing distraction from the tawdry details of everyday life...read more

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9781843581307 | Metro Books, April 30, 2005, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Useless information - we can't get enough of it.

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Product Description: If you are tantalized by trivia, this is the book for you. Packed full of intriguing oddities about figures, each page will have you raising your eyebrows and gasping in surprise. The mesmerizing numerical tidbits are ideal for general knowledge enthusiasts, statisticians, and fans of the random...read more

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9781843581017 | John Blake, November 30, 2004, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: If you are tantalized by trivia, this is the book for you.

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Product Description: This entertaining reference book is for anyone interested in numbers, arithmetical coincidences, statistics and random information. How many acres of pizza are eaten daily in the USA? How many accidents involving tea cosies were recorded in Britain in 1993? What is the mystical significance of the number twenty-two? How long is an aardvark's tongue? This collection of facts about figures is arranged in numerical order, from zero - the number of times the word "Bible" occurs in the works of Shakespeare - to 4,985,567,071,200 - the amount of dollars of US national debt when the clock stopped near Times Square, New York, on 14 November 1995...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781900512930 | Metro Books, September 1, 2000, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: This entertaining reference book is for anyone interested in numbers, arithmetical coincidences, statistics and random information.

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Product Description: Auspicious anniversaries such as the first aardvark born in captivity, the execution of a pig by hanging, the first homicide in Disneyland, and the addition of the term lap dancer to the Webster's College Dictionary are just some of the important dates that are included in Odd Dates Only...read more

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9780285634664 | Souvenir Pr Ltd, March 1, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Auspicious anniversaries such as the first aardvark born in captivity, the execution of a pig by hanging, the first homicide in Disneyland, and the addition of the term lap dancer to the Webster's College Dictionary are just some of the important dates that are included in Odd Dates Only.

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Describes the moves of the pieces, elementary tactics in attacking and defensive play, and the basic combinations to force checkmate, plus tips on developing a strategic plan and controlling the board (view table of contents)

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9780844230504 | 2nd edition (Ntc Pub Group, May 1, 1997), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Describes the moves of the pieces, elementary tactics in attacking and defensive play, and the basic combinations to force checkmate, plus tips on developing a strategic plan and controlling the board

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Product Description: Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but would like to be better at the game. In 75 easy-to-follow lessons, the reader is guided towards an understanding of correct strategy and tactics. Each new concept is explained in depth, followed by an example of the idea in practice, usually taken from grandmaster play...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780844239330 | Ntc Pub Group, February 1, 1997, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Teach Yourself Better Chess is for all those players who know how to play chess but would like to be better at the game.

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