Don't Know Much About Literature: What You Need to Know but Never Learned About Great Books and Authors (Don't Know Much About)

By Kenneth C. Davis

From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's net, acompelling ebook of quizzes on history's so much influential literary worksand writers

• Did a whale named "Mocha Dick" encourage Melville's masterpiece?
• Who used to be the 1st poet to talk at a presidential inauguration?
• Which French-speaking highschool soccer celebrity shook up the literary world?

Do you freeze while anyone mentions Faulkner? whilst the dialog turns to the Odyssey, do you need to take a hike? don't have any worry. For years, Kenneth C. Davis's ny occasions bestselling Don't understand a lot About® books have enlightened and enthralled us with a profitable combination of attention-grabbing evidence and beautifully irreverent enjoyable. Now he units his attractions on our literary IQ in Don't be aware of a lot About® Literature. With this wealthy treasure trove of information and interesting information regarding the world's nice books and authors, Kenneth Davis and his daughter, Jenny, demystify Dracula, trap Kafka, and assist you brush up in your Brontë within the inimitable and forever enjoyable Don't understand a lot About® sort.

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A Reverence for Wood

By Eric Sloane

This fresh and delightfully written e-book underscores the $64000 function that wooden has performed within the improvement of yank existence and tradition. Charmingly illustrated with writer Eric Sloane's personal sketches, the textual content illuminates with infrequent perception the vastly diverse and beneficial characteristics of wood.
Covering such issues because the aesthetics of wooden, wood implements, and carpentry, Sloane comments expansively and with affection at the resourcefulness of early americans of their use of this priceless commodity. From cradle to coffin, the pioneer used to be surrounded through wooden. It was once used to make instruments, fence the land, and construct barns. humans sat at wood tables on wood chairs and ate from wood dishes. Charcoal, one of many many by-products of wooden, used to be used to maintain meat, eliminate offensive odors, and convey ink. The bark of assorted timber was once processed to make medicine.
An enjoyable, actual, and traditionally exact publication, A Reverence for Wood will satisfaction woodcrafters and fans of Americana. it's "one of Eric Sloane's top books." — Library Journal

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Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history (Text Only)

By Nick Barratt

(This version doesn't contain illustrations.)

Covering all entry degrees, from the recent newbie to the more matured researcher, the Encyclopedia of family tree is a accomplished grasp type in fixing the mysteries of your own heritage.

Beginning with suggestion at the first actual steps, ahead of offering an in depth clarification of the diversity of assets you are going to come upon while attempting to flesh out your ancestor's lives.

The Encyclopedia is split into sections, every one a desirable standalone reference article so you might simply choose and combine the correct details in accordance with the course your trip via your loved ones background takes you.

The Encyclopedia of family tree publications you through:

• Getting began, together with learn making plans, assets, the best way to build a genealogy and dealing online
• Going extra, combining ancient context (from army heritage to migration and family members secrets and techniques) with functional recommendation on sources
• Troubleshooting the most typical difficulties resembling universal surnames and lacking ancestors
• Surname databases
• Use of DNA reminiscent of DNA profiling services
• Organisational instruments corresponding to designing an internet site and data approximately software program and group projects.

Everything you want to convey alive your loved ones tree.

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How To Be a Man: A Guide To Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman

The last word sartorial and etiquette advisor, from the final word lifestyles and magnificence guru. via turns witty, sardonic, and continuously insightful, Glenn O’Brien’s suggestion column has been a must-read for a number of generations of guys (and their spouses and girlfriends). Having minimize his enamel as a contributor at Andy Warhol’s Interview in its heyday, O’Brien sharpened them because the artistic director of ads on the hip division shop Barneys manhattan for ten years earlier than beginning his recommendation column at information journal in 1996. ultimately his column, "The variety Guy," migrated to its everlasting domestic at GQ journal, the place O’Brien dispenses well-honed wisdom on issues starting from how one can throw a dinner party (a diversified visitor checklist is a must), placing jointly a cloth wardrobe for a visit to Bermuda (pack extra outfits for much less dressing), or while it truly is acceptable to put on flip-flops in public (never). the right way to Be a guy is the end result of O’Brien’s thirty years of amassed variety and etiquette knowledge, distilled via his gimlet eye and droll prose. With over 40 chapters on kind and model (and the difference), on dandies and dudes, grooming and adorning, on easy methods to costume age-appropriately and the way to age gracefully, this consultant is the hot crucial learn for males of every age.

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Complete Human Body: The Definitive Visual Guide

By Alice M. Roberts

Get below your epidermis with this access-all-areas consultant to the human physique. find a breathtaking portrait of the human physique as it really is by no means been noticeable prior to, utilizing the most recent scientific and microscopic imaging. "The whole Human physique" covers the improvement, shape, functionality and issues of the human physique, all dropped at lifestyles by means of exceptional state of the art 3D computer-generated artistic endeavors. Take an in depth examine how your breathing method works, become aware of the anatomy up-close and find out about over two hundred ailments and the way they afflict the human physique. it really is ideal for college students, households and healthiness execs.

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The New Food Lover's Companion

By Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst

The 5th version of this generally praised and hugely esteemed reference advisor has been up-to-date with new info to mirror the way in which we consume in trendy international. The authors have taken into consideration our fitter life and extra diversified palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, together with Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated info for thousands of current entries
  • A blood alcohol focus chart for males and women
  • An huge breakdown of nutrients labels and dietary facts
  • Department of Agriculture techniques for a 2,000 calorie according to day nutrition plan

    Among the myriad meals and culinary matters outlined and defined are cooking instruments and methods, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and actually every little thing else on the topic of stable foodstuff and relaxing eating. convenient appendices hide many issues together with feedback for substituting recipe elements, a microwave oven conversion chart, steered secure cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and lots more and plenty extra.

    The New nutrients Lover's Companion is a reference guide--not a cookbook--but it contains enormous quantities of cooking counsel plus an intensive bibliography of instructed cookbooks. greater than 7200 entries plus line artwork are integrated during this seminal work.

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    PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook 2013 (Physicians' Desk Reference Nurse's Drug Handbook)

    Nurses are within the leading edge by way of secure medicine use and counseling sufferers. This re-creation of PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook presents all nursing execs in any scientific environment with a correct, up to date, and simply obtainable consultant to the main typically prescription drugs — over 1,500 during this version. according to the FDA-approved labeling, PDR’s employees of pharmacists have constructed concise monographs that spotlight crucial details on every one drug, together with its licensed use, dosages, interactions with different medicines, nutrition and alcohol, unwanted effects, defense info, and extra. moreover, transparent, hassle-free nursing issues supply information on right sufferer overview and tracking in addition to sufferer counseling and drug administration.

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    Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

    By Jim Cobb

    DETER . hold up. safeguard!
    Does your catastrophe training plan comprise security features? whilst civilization fails and the determined plenty commence looting, they are going to come on your nutrients, water and life-sustaining offers. This booklet indicates you the way to enforce an entire plan for operational safeguard and actual protection, including:
    • Perimeter defense platforms and Traps
    • apartment Fortifications and secure Rooms
    • Secured and Hidden Storage
    • Firearms and protective strive against Techniques
    • accumulating Intelligence and Forming Alliances

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    The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

    By Alexander P. Kazhdan

    The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, accomplished dictionary of Byzantine civilization. the 1st source of its variety within the box, it beneficial properties over 5,000 entries written through a global team of eminent Byzantinists masking all points of existence within the Byzantine international. in accordance with Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgical procedure and musical tools. An access at the cultivation of grain won't purely be hooked up to entries on agriculture and its economics yet on nutrition, the baking of bread, and the position of bread during this altering society."
    significant entries deal with such issues as agriculture, artwork, literature, and politics, whereas shorter entries study subject matters that relate to Byzantium equivalent to the heritage of Kiev and personalities of historical and biblical historical past. each one article is through a bibliography, and diverse maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies strengthen and make clear the text.
    the recent Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium stands out as the usual study device and reference paintings for Byzantinists from graduate scholars to complex students, and a vital source for faculty and college libraries. it's going to even be a useful consultant for classicists, Western medievalists, Islamicists, Slavicists, paintings historians, non secular historians, and students of archaeology.

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    I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like: A Comprehensive Compilation of History’s Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes

    By Mardy Grothe

    The work of art in eating places are on a par with the nutrition in museums.

    America is a gigantic frosted cupcake in the course of thousands of ravenous people.

    Critics are like pigs on the pastry cart.

    Describing whatever via pertaining to it to a different factor is the essence of metaphorical suggestion. it's one of many oldest actions of humankind—and probably the most extraordinary whilst performed skillfully. all through historical past, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations which are so astonishing they've got taken up an everlasting place of dwelling in our minds.

    In I by no means Metaphor i did not Like, citation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his recognition at the 3 superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. the result's a rare compilation of approximately 2,000 feats of organization that might entertain, teach, and sometimes motivate citation enthusiasts everywhere.

    In this highbrow smorgasbord, the writer of Oxymoronica and Viva los angeles Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth approach ahead of taking readers on a travel of history's maximum notice photos. In chapters on wit, love, intercourse, level and reveal, insults, politics, activities, and extra, you'll find quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.

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