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Life's Imponderables: The Answers to Civilization's Most Perplexing Questions [Hardcover]

David Feldman
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Topics but Only Superficial Research Oct. 18 2002
Format:Hardcover
This book is full of interesting things to read about, but it suffers from the fact that the answers to the questions are only given a superficial amount of research, or are purely speculation. It is fun to read as long as you don't take the answers too seriously, and is in the same vein as the Urban Legend web sites (such as snopes.com) and newspaper columns (such as Ask Cecil) which delve into obscure trivia on everyday things.
This book is purely entertainment, and shouldn't be considered the definitive answer on anything. Also, much of the material is taken from talk shows and reader letters, so reading this book is a lot like being in a chat room or BBS and listening to armchair philosophers expounding their theories.
In all, if you want urban legends, you can use the Internet for that, and the web will be more up-to-date than what's contained in this book, but if you want entertainment, this book isn't half bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No technical jargen! July 12 2001
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Format:Hardcover
I've purchased books like this in the past and they give origins of words and technical terms that I just don't find interesting. This book, however, was not like that at all! It is intellegently written but easy to understand and relate to. It actually answers the questions and has humourous overtones. There are also fun sections called: Frustables, and Letters.
Buy this book! It's well worth the money....I've already told everyone I know about it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Terrific value. Dec 11 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I bought this for a 14 year old boy and read much of it before I mailed it to him. The facts are presented in a really fun format. The type of book you can pick up and read for five minutes or an hour. This would be a good book for any parent of a 4 year old to read! It answers lots of questions that we have all asked at one time or another.
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