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Schott S Original Miscellany

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 0747563209
Genre : Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc
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An absolutely indispensable and unputdownable collection of essential trivia, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevance. An encyclopaedia? A dictionary? An almanac? An anthology? A treasury? An amphigouri? A vade-mecum? Well - yes. Schott's Original Miscellany is all these things and more.

Schott S Food And Drink Miscellany

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 1582344205
Genre : Cooking
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From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of food and drink. The eponymous foods, famous last meals, and perfect martini proportions revealed in the bestselling Schott's Original Miscellany were only the tip of the iceberg: Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles from the culinary world. From food history to cooking terms, cocktail recipes to dining etiquette, grace before meals to after-dinner toasts-this olla podrida offers everything for the wine drinker, gastronome, and glutton. Ben Schott's brilliant juxtaposition of delectable tidbits makes this new miscellany so hard to put down, it may even make you late for dinner.

Schott S Sporting Gaming And Idling Miscellany

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 158234406X
Genre : Reference
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From the author of the international bestsellers Schott’s Original Miscellany and Schott’s Food and Drink Miscellany comes the third and most playful installment in the series: a miscellanist’s wisdom from the worlds of sports, games, and idling. What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the link between crosswords and the devil; the story behind the Nike “swoosh”; or why surfing is the “Sport of Kings” (in Hawaii)? Which other volume will list the seven deadly sins of golf; the secrets of Houdini’s Code; or the myriad personalities of the Pac-Man ghosts? Where else will you stumble across an account of Evel Kneival’s broken bones, a detailing of Mike Tyson’s tattoos, the nicknames for classic poker-hands, or every sporting ailment from jogger’s nipple to housemaid’s knee? You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy this irresistible volume of factual odds and ends. Schott’s Sporting, Gaming, and Idling Miscellany scores big with its fascinating hodge-podge of sports- and activity-related trivia.

1000 Famous Horses Fact And Fictional Throughout The Ages

Author : Fjh Glover
ISBN : 9781456885304
Genre : Nature
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Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 9781922147585
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ever thought, ‘There should be a German word for that’? Well, now there is. From the mind that created Schott’s Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies of the human condition...auf Deutsch. In which language but German could you construct le mot juste for: a secret love of bad food, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow?

Schott S Food Drink Miscellany

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 0747566542
Genre : Beverages
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This is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles - from food history to cooking terms; cocktail recipes to dining etiquette; grace before meals to after-dinner toasts. It also informs the reader of the King who served foie gras to his dog, and the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives.

Just My Type

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 9781847652928
Genre : Reference
File Size : 21. 9 MB
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Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers ... and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about. As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is 'a kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.' This edition is available with both black and silver covers.

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