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Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge

by Susan Aldridge, Elizabeth King Humphrey, Julie Whitaker

Published by Reader's Digest

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Answers Right at Your Fingertips!

Wish you were the person who's always ready with an answer to any question? Can't find just the right thing to say when you want to start a conversation at a party?

Know It All will give you the edge you need, providing general knowledge that covers all the bases in a nutshell -- intriguing, useful facts about the universe, Planet Earth, life in all its forms . . . the birth of agriculture and the rise of civilizations . . . inventions and discoveries and artistic endeavors. And that's just for starters. To test your newfound knowledge, you'll be able to quiz yourself throughout with short quizzes following each chapter and a super-duper one at the end.

Did you know...

  • Alfred Nobel became famous not as a giver of prizes but as the inventor of dynamite?
  • The spices in your favorite recipes once caused nations to go to war?
  • Buddha began life as an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama?

With Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge, you'll not only increase your chances of winning trivia contests but also impress new people you meet with your grasp of subjects of all sorts. A great book to dip into, and the perfect gift for anyone who wants to get smarter!


pub date: 2008-10-02 | hardcover | 9780762109333