The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance

Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

Book - 2006
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Presents a compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes based on "common knowledge," culled from the fields of history, science, literature, and biography.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307394910
Call Number: 001.96 LLOYD
Characteristics: xx, 266 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Geography -- Miscellanea.
Science -- Miscellanea.
History -- Miscellanea.
Questions and answers.
Common fallacies.
Additional Contributors: Mitchinson, John 1963-


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SPPL_János Mar 15, 2018

I devoured books about common misconceptions in my youth, so it's interesting to see one that is not only new, but debunks many previous debunking efforts. According to this book, goldfish have decent memories, glass is actually a solid, and water really is a faint shade of blue. However very few sources are credited, and most of the entries verge off into other trivia rather than backing up their revelations, leading astute readers to wonder whether this book is any more accurate than all the other trivia books.

Jan 21, 2015

This is way to cumbersome for just renewing a book. It should have a select button or something to know you have completed the task.


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