The Book of the Year

A Brief History of Our Seasonal Holidays

Author: Anthony F. Aveni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195171549

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2765

An engaging, entertaining reference to modern holidays explains the origins of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, witches, and St. Valentine's Day as it discusses holiday traditions, celebrations, customs, and more.

The Book of the Year

Author: No Such Thing As A Fish

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473553342

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 4531

In a year when much of the news was believable but fake, comes a book packed with stories that are unbelievable but true. The Book of the Year is a hilarious guide to 2017’s most extraordinary events, unearthed by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. Each week, over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past twelve months. You’ll discover the curious details behind the main headlines – how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China’s president can’t stand Winnie the Pooh – as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that: · Qatar built a refugee camp for camels. · The world’s first avocado restaurant ran out of avocados on its first day. · The victim of Britain’s first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb. From strange inventions to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Book of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn’t know you’d lived through.

The Book of the Year 2018

Your Definitive Guide to the World’s Weirdest News

Author: No Such Thing As A Fish

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561922

Category: Humor

Page: 352

View: 1031

__________ ‘My favourite geeks. Hilarious. Sideways. Brilliant.’ Tim Minchin In a year dominated by Russian collusion and Brexit confusion, The Book of the Year returns with another dose of barely believable yet wholly unimpeachable facts and stories from the past twelve months. Every week for the past four years, Dan, James, Anna and Andy – the creators of the award-winning, chart-topping comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish – have wowed each other and millions of their listeners with the most astonishing trivia they have learned over the previous seven days. Now, once again, they have put down the microphones, picked up their pencils, and transformed a year’s worth of weird and wonderful happenings into one uplifting book that you won’t be able to put down. Discover how Peruvian mummies affected the World Cup, and why Love Island contestants are experts in game theory – as well as hundreds of stories that may have passed you by entirely, including the news that: · NASA sent a man with a fear of heights to the International Space Station. · An ice hotel in Canada caught fire. · Mark Zuckerberg’s private data was compromised while he was talking to Congress about compromised data. From Kim Jong Un’s personal potty to Jeremy Corbyn’s valuable vegetables, The Book of the Year 2018 is an eye-opening tour of yet another incredible year you didn’t know you’d lived through.

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was an unserem Wissen alles falsch ist

Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492257541

Category:

Page: 366

View: 2177

The book of the year

Middle American calendrical systems

Author: Munro S. Edmonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 313

View: 1745

Tin Man: The Book of the Year, Tender, Moving and Beautiful

Author: Sarah Winman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755390989

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4756

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD From the internationally bestselling author of WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms, and the moments that illuminate the life of one man. This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that. 'Her best novel to date' Observer 'An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss' Guardian 'A marvel' Sunday Express 'Astoundingly beautiful' Matt Haig It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything. Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was A Rabbit and A Year Of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

The Book of Wonders

The most life-affirming novel of the year

Author: Julien Sandrel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787473724

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1469

The Book of Wonders is a moving, heart-warming tearjerker of a novel about finding the strength to carry on in the face of devastation, and how the most unlikely, painful moments can often be the ones which teach us that life is worth living. Live every day like it's your last. Thelma is the busy single mum of 12-year-old Louis. When he is involved in an accident, their lives are changed for ever. Louis falls into a coma and the doctors are not optimistic: if he doesn't regain consciousness in the next four weeks, he will probably never wake up again. At home in Louis' bedroom, a devastated Thelma finds a list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life, and suddenly sees a way to survive: she will fulfil her son's dreams, in the hope that it will bring him back. With the help of his nurse, Thelma sets up an iPad in Louis' hospital room so he can follow her adventures. His first wish: to spend a day in Tokyo. Thelma has just one desperate hope, that her son will come back to her.

What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364114311X

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 2371

Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

Ich kann mir alles merken.

Nur nicht mehr so lange

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641070872

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7869

Dieses Buch geht uns alle an! Wenn man jung ist, lacht man darüber, dass man in die Küche gegangen ist und sich nicht mehr daran erinnert, was man dort wollte. Oder dass man sorgfältig eine Einkaufsliste geschrieben und sie dann aber vergessen hat. Und dann wird man älter ... Früher drohten die vielen Erinnerungen ihre „geistige Festplatte“ zu sprengen; beim Älterwerden spürt Nora Ephron, dass die Speicher sich zu leeren beginnen. Und diese Erfahrung machen wir irgendwann alle. Mit viel Wortwitz zeigt Hollywoods erfolgreichste Drehbuchautorin einmal mehr, wie gut sie es versteht, die Gedanken und Wünsche von Frauen in Worte zu fassen. Mit unnachahmlicher Selbstironie schreibt sie über gestern, heute und morgen, über Familie und Beruf, Vertrauen und Enttäuschung, Erfolg und Desaster. Der Hals lügt immer noch nie. Und Nora Ephron lügt uns nicht an: Altwerden ist nicht einfach, aber einfach schön verrückt! Herzenswärme und hintergründiger Humor von Hollywoods Kultautorin. Nora Ephron weiß, was Frauen wollen!

The Year Book, of Daily Recreation & Information

Concerning Remarkable Men, Manners, Times, Seasons, Solemnities, Merry-makings, Antiquities & Novelties, Forming a Complete History of the Year; & a Perpetual Key to the Almanac

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 856

View: 9065

The 'Book of the Common Prayer,'

As Issued in the Year 1549, in the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, Being the Original Edition of the Prayer Book

Author: Church of England

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 372

View: 3189

Rätsel-Spiele

Author: Ivan S. Turgenev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932109225

Category: Characters and characteristics in art

Page: 29

View: 3045

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641095158

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 6089

Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.