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Almanacs & Trivia

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  • The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby

    The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby will hook any rugby fanatic. Packed with facts, stats, quotes and anecdotes, from the comical to the controversial, this collection celebrates the rich history of South African rugby. This extraordinary book will run fans through the most enthralling stories to come out of South African rugby, including: How Manie Reyneke was late for his wedding ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • National Geographic Tales of the Weird

    Unbelievable True Stories

    by David Braun ...
    When a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists wanted to study it. When National Geographic Daily News published a story about the discovery, people wanted to read all about it. More than a million people clicked on the site and kept coming back for more unbelievably true stories. An Internet sensation was born.Since then, more than 100 million individuals have clicked on ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • The Library

    A Catalogue of Wonders

    by Stuart Kells ...
    ‘Almost like poetry, a rich ode to all things books and everything we love about them. The enjoyment and engagement is so palpable you can almost taste it and Kells proves to be the perfect guide through the subject matter and history.’ AU ReviewLibraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of Middle-earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

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    'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans**1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is a buffet groaning with mouth-watering nuggets from QI's first ten years.QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:All the Light We Cannot See, the second novel from Anthony Doerr, takes place duringWorld War II.It tells the story of a young, blind girl living in Paris with her father. The pair must escape as the War nearsParis, but not without takingthe precious, and highly sought after, Sea of Flames. Marie-Laure and her ... Read more

    $5.58 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Australia's Greatest Disasters: The tragedies that have defined the nation

    by John Miller ...
    Australia is a land of extremes where searing heat and devastating floods can both take their toll. It is also a land of vast distances, leaving it vulnerable to calamaties at sea, by rail and in the air. AUSTRALIAS GREATEST DISASTERS charts the events that have caused not only tragic loss of human life, but also economic and environmental devastation. From Cyclone Tracy and the Ash Wednesday ... Read more

    $4.54 AUD

  • QI: The Book of the Dead

    Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes.Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

    Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom.Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground. Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes. Geese mourn their dead. Koalas don't drink. Monkeys pay to look at porn. ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know Brain Shot

    'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von NeumannMathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Dictionary of Clichés

    A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes

    The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Full Moon over Noah's Ark

    An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond

    by Rick Antonson ...
    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics.Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

    The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illmuniati, Skull & Bones, Black Helicopters, teh New World Order, and Many, Many More

    Did you know?• Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.• The Knights Templarbegan as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers.• Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51.An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Holy Cow!

    Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers—Splendid Animal Words and Phrases

    by Boze Hadleigh ...
    We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.Spanning the entire animal kingdom, Holy Cow! explains:Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: A Novel by Jonas Jonasson | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappered: by Jonas Jonasson | Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite ... Read more

    $5.58 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

    A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure

    by Mary Embree ...
    Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These are just a few of the commonly misunderstood words discussed and explained in Abused, Confused, and Misused Words, an entertaining and informative look at the ever-changing nature of the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts

    Through JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books and the eight films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that I’m sure many of us would like to visit. But what is the story behind what we see and read, and what are some little-known facts about the books, the films, the actors and the characters? This book contains 101 amazing facts which you most likely didn’t know! ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know

    Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions

    by W. R. Runyan ...
    As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

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    'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans1,399 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is packed with even more fascinating facts.Whilst you're bending over to grab your socks following the succes of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, don't forget pick up your jaw as the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Weird-o-pedia

    The Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

    by Alex Palmer ...
    Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food).NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time).PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROM HOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of William Shakespeare

    “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit,” said the world’s greatest and most preeminent English writer of all time, William Shakespeare.Have you ever wanted to quote the most quoted writer in the English language? Deliver the most inventive and debasing Shakespearean insult (“Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!”)? Recite titillating love poetry like a modern-day Romeo to his (or her) ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Hollywood Babylon--It's Back!

    All Those Celebrities, All Those Scandals, All That Nudity, And All That Sin

    by Darwin Porter ...
    The hottest compendium of inter-generational scandal in the history of Hollywood. An overview of exhibitionism, sexuality, and sin as filtered through 85 years of Hollywood indiscretion. As they were unfolding, the events described within this book were known only within Hollywood's most decadent cliques. All of that has changed with the release of this book.From bisexual Elvis to cover-ups of ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • 1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways

    'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways, by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin, contains all-new facts from the QI team to astonish, delight and enlighten.1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Final Chapters

    How Famous Authors Died

    by Jim Bernhard ...
    Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prizewinning authorFamous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers’ encounters with death-and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance.Francis Bacon ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Haunted People

    by Hans Holzer ...
    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #5
    Paranormal expert Hans Holzer investigates the strangest cases of possession—the rare and disturbing instances when a ghost attaches itself to a living personProfessor Hans Holzer explores the chilling phenomenon of possession: when a ghost is not yet ready to pass on to the next stage and thus inhabits a living person. These cases are not nearly as common as haunted houses or places, but do occur ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus