QI: The Book of the Dead

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571255558

Category: Humor

Page: 448

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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 Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.

The Book of the Dead

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571275144

Category: Biography

Page: 448

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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 Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

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Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144925

Category: History

Page: 528

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DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div

QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571249175

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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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. Lobsters live for a century. Mice sing while having sex. Spiders can fly.

QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571273750

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

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Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. With a foreword by Stephen Fry, this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings. Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, napoleon wasn't short, vikings didn't wear horned helmets, there is no such thing as a fish. QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are the bestselling authors of QI: The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. Here they present a wonderful collection of astonishingly interesting facts, perfect for pub quiz lovers, trivia buffs and general knowledge experts alike.

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was an unserem Wissen alles falsch ist

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492257541

Category:

Page: 366

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What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen

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Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364114311X

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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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!

The Book of Master Mo

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Author: Mo Zi

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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A key work of ancient Chinese philosophy is brought back to life in Ian Johnston's compelling and definitive translation, new to Penguin Classics. Very little is known about Master Mo, or the school he founded. However, the book containing his philosphical ideas has survived centuries of neglect and is today recognised as a fundamental work of ancient Chinese philosophy. The book contains sections explaining the ten key doctrines of Mohism; lively dialogues between Master Mo and his followers; discussion of ancient warfare; and an extraordinary series of chapters that include the first examples of logic, dialectics and epistemology in Chinese philosophy. The ideas discussed in The Book of Master Mo - ethics, anti-imperalism, and a political hierarchy based on merit - remain as relevant as ever, and the work is vital to understanding ancient Chinese philosophy. Translator Ian Johnston has an MA in Latin, a PhD in Greek and a PhD in Chinese, and was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Sydney University until his retirement. He has published translations of Galen's medical writings, early Chinese poetry (Singing of Scented Grass and Waiting for the Owl), and early Chinese philosophical works (the Mozi and - with Wang Ping - the Daxue and Zhongyong). In 2011 he was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize and the PEN medallion for translation. Unlike previous translations, this version includes the complete text. It also includes an introduction and explanatory end notes. 'A landmark endeavour' Asia Times 'A magnificent and valuable achievement' Journal of Chinese Studies 'Eminently readable and at the same time remarkably accurate...Johnston's work will be the standard for a long time' China Review International 'Compelling and engaging reading...while at the same time preserving the diction and rhetorical style of the original Chinese' New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies

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Der fünfte Fall für Carl Mørck, Sonderdezernat Q Thriller

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Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423420774

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Der Bestseller von Jussi Adler-Olsen jetzt im Taschenbuch! Marco ist fünfzehn und hasst sein Leben in einem Clan,dessen Mitglieder von ihrem gewalttätigen und zynischen Anführer Zola in die Kriminalität gezwungen werden. Als er sein Sklavendasein nicht mehr aushält und flieht, stößt er ganz in der Nähe von Zolas Wohnsitz auf eine Männerleiche ...Die Suche nach dem Mörder führt Carl, Assad, Rose und Gordon, den Neuen im Sonderdezernat Q, tief hinein in das Netzwerk der Kopenhagener Unterwelt, in den Sumpf von Korruption und schweren Verbrechen in Politik und Finanzwelt– und sie zieht Kreise bis in den afrikanischen Dschungel.

The Book of Literary Design

Constructing Hong Kong Through the Ages

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Author: Siu-kit Wong,Allan Chung-hang Lo,Kwong-tai Lam

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622094643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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The earliest book-length treatise in Chinese literary criticism, the Wenxin diaolong is of central importance in the Chinese tradition. The work was compiled in the sixth century, one of the most fertile and original periods in Chinese critical thinking. Its author, Liu Xie, was a Buddhist monk as well as a Confucian scholar, and so represented the main persuasions of China. The Wenxin diaolong first came to be noted in the seventeenth century, when it was studied by scholars and edited by Mei Qingsheng. When the study of literary criticism became an independent discipline early in the twentieth century, it developed into a cynosure that was widely discussed and provided with learned annotations. This volume presents a fresh translation of the Wenxin diaolong that is at once authoritative and elegant. It may well be regarded as a standard reference by students of sinology and comparative literature.

The Concept of Time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrollls

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Author: Gerŝon Brîn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004123144

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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This work examines the approach to time in ancient Hebrew literature, beginning with the Bible and concluding with the first century CE, the latest possible time frame for the Scrolls. The volume discusses issues of terminology, substance and ideology.

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Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

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Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time

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Author: Antonio Visioli,Qingchang Zhong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857290700

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time provides a unified and coherent review of the various approaches devised for the control of integral processes, addressing the problem from different standpoints. In particular, the book treats the following topics: How to tune a PID controller and assess its performance; How to design a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme in order to deal with both the set-point following and load disturbance rejection tasks; How to modify the basic Smith predictor control scheme in order to cope with the presence of an integrator in the process; and how to address the presence of large process dead times. The methods are presented sequentially, highlighting the evolution of their rationale and implementation and thus clearly characterising them from both academic and industrial perspectives.

The Tao of Tarot

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Author: Christina Bjergo

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846942659

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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Roter Mond

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Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641241278

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

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Wir schreiben das Jahr 2048. Die Menschheit hat den Mond kolonisiert. Vor allem China hat sich große Pfründe gesichert. Für drei Menschen wird der Erdtrabant zum Schicksalsort: Fred Fredericks soll dort für die chinesische Science Foundation ein Kommunikationssystem installieren und wird Zeuge eines Mordes. Der chinesische Starreporter Ta Shu soll die Schönen und Reichen auf dem Mond interviewen und gerät in eine tödliche Intrige. Und Chan Qi, die Tochter des chinesischen Finanzministers, hat ihre ganz eigene Agenda. Als sie heimlich zur Erde zurückkehren will, setzt sie damit eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die nicht nur Freds, Shus und ihr eigenes Leben bedrohen, sondern das Schicksal der gesamten Menschheit ...

Schatten von gestern

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Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708576

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Der Nachrichtenoffizier George Smiley wurde soeben von seiner Frau verlassen und ist froh, sich mit einem neuen, angeblich leichten Routinefall in die Arbeit stürzen zu können: Ein Beamter des Außenministeriums, der des Verrats verdächtigt worden war, hat Selbstmord begangen. Doch ist Sam Fennan wirklich freiwillig aus dem Leben geschieden? Obwohl der Abschiedsbrief eindeutig klingt, hat George Smiley seine Zweifel. Das Erstlingswerk vom Meister des Spionageromans.