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The Resource A people's history of the peculiar : a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths, by Nick Belardes ; foreword by Caroline Leavitt

A people's history of the peculiar : a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths, by Nick Belardes ; foreword by Caroline Leavitt

Label
A people's history of the peculiar : a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths
Title
A people's history of the peculiar
Title remainder
a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths
Statement of responsibility
by Nick Belardes ; foreword by Caroline Leavitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Truly trivia you can't live without, A People's History of the Peculiar is filled with facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide you with the best cocktail conversation for many years to come! Your guide, Nick Belardes, has devoted his life to poking around the peculiar and perplexing. Explore the unknown stories behind why the nation's capitol didn't stay in Philadelphia, why some fossils are smiling, and how, if Preparation H existed in the early 1800s, Napoleon would have won Waterloo. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen your brain and occupy your mind for hours of reading. This book is so fascinating and fun, you'll become obsessed, too!"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belardes, Nick
Dewey number
001.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
AG243
LC item number
.B416 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Curiosities and wonders
Label
A people's history of the peculiar : a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths, by Nick Belardes ; foreword by Caroline Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Brad Listi -- Introduction: Boyhood Maps, Modern-Day Trivia -- Chapter 1 Amassed from the Past: Curious and Fantastic Facts from the Archives of History -- Chapter 2 Unnatural Sciences: Bizarre Discoveries from Biology to Outer Space -- Chapter 3 Puzzling Ailments: Most Mysterious Maladies -- Chapter 4 Idiosyncratic Inventions: Technologies We Depend on Every Day and Some Useless Contraptions -- Chapter 5 Odd Occupations: Some of the Dirtiest, Weirdest Jobs that You Never Wanted but Have to Know About -- Chapter 6 Saturday Night Fever: Popular Films for Obsessive Fans -- Chapter 7 Eccentric Authors and Fantastic Art: Great and Little-Known Works by the Wildly (and Weirdly) Creative -- Chapter 8 Mysterious Places: Exploring Some of the World's Most Mystifying Nooks and Crannies -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781936740833
Lccn
2013043799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013043799
  • 1385445
Label
A people's history of the peculiar : a freak show of facts, random obsessions, and astounding truths, by Nick Belardes ; foreword by Caroline Leavitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Brad Listi -- Introduction: Boyhood Maps, Modern-Day Trivia -- Chapter 1 Amassed from the Past: Curious and Fantastic Facts from the Archives of History -- Chapter 2 Unnatural Sciences: Bizarre Discoveries from Biology to Outer Space -- Chapter 3 Puzzling Ailments: Most Mysterious Maladies -- Chapter 4 Idiosyncratic Inventions: Technologies We Depend on Every Day and Some Useless Contraptions -- Chapter 5 Odd Occupations: Some of the Dirtiest, Weirdest Jobs that You Never Wanted but Have to Know About -- Chapter 6 Saturday Night Fever: Popular Films for Obsessive Fans -- Chapter 7 Eccentric Authors and Fantastic Art: Great and Little-Known Works by the Wildly (and Weirdly) Creative -- Chapter 8 Mysterious Places: Exploring Some of the World's Most Mystifying Nooks and Crannies -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781936740833
Lccn
2013043799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013043799
  • 1385445

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