Best Humor Encyclopedias Books
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1. Interesting Stories For Curious People: A Collection of Fascinating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Just About Anything Else You Can Think of
Author: by Bill O'Neill
Want to impress your buddies at the bar? Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering? Want to learn a bunch of random facts about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal? Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People, the ultimate guidebook for a plethora of interesting facts about a whole bunch of several different topics.
A quick read packed with information from cover to cover. Here you will find out:How did a Frenchman successfully use a spontaneous combustion defense during a murder trial? How did a German teenager help end the Cold War? Why did some really smart guys think foam houses would be the wave of the future?
What is a chupacabra and why are there two of them? Did Cleopatra really die from a snake bite? You’ll be glued to the pages of this book reading interesting fact after interesting fact as Interesting Stories for Curious People brings you the in-depth knowledge of some things you may have heard about and always wondered, but now will learn the truth.
2. The Book of Incredible Information
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
The Book of Incredible Information is a collection of hundreds of articles, lists, quotes, and anecdotes. A lively range of subjects and events, from the backwater debacles of history to infamous innovations, vocations, and personalities. Topics include extraordinary explorers, oddball professions, game-changing inventions, unprofessional sports, arts and treasures, unforgettable edibles, and even a few ghost stories.
Padded hardcover704 pages
3. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author: by Lynne Truss
The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our worldperiod. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation.
She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.
Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.
4. Framed! Crime-Fighting Collection: Framed!; Vanished!; Trapped!
Author: by James Ponti
James Ponti takes readers on three heart-stopping mysteries rich with adventure, unforgettable characters, and old-fashioned sleuthing in the Edgar Awardwinning Framed! Seriesnow available in a collectible boxed set! Middle school is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder.
Doing both at the same timewell that’s just crazy. But that doesn’t stop Florian Bates! Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dialand several international criminals’ most wanted listsin this adventurous series that School Library Journal says combines elements of Alex Rider, James Bond, and Sherlock Holmes.
This collection includes paperback editions of: Framed!Vanished!Trapped!
5. Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Author: by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat, Sally, and Dick take an undersea voyage aboard the S.S.Undersea Glubber! Traveling down from the Sunny Zone to the Dark Zone to the Trench at the bottom, Captain Cat and his crew get up close and personal with the different life forms found at each level of the ocean.
Along the way, they meet sharks, jellyfish, dolphins, manatees, whales, and sea cucumbers, to name just a few!
6. The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel
Author: by Eley Williams
Winner of the 2021 Betty Trask AwardShortlisted for the 2021 Desmond Elliott PrizeAn audacious, idiosyncratic dual love story about how language and people intersect and connect, and about how far we’ll go to save what we’re passionate about. NPR An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut novel from a prize-winning new talent that chronicles the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman put on his trail a century later to root out his misdeeds while confronting questions of her own sexuality and place in the world.Mountweazel n.
The phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth, Victorian lexicographer, is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. His disaffection compels him to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom.
Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours
Author: by Jancis Robinson
Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverageand presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package.
The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist Jos Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover.
An exquisite gift bookand a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industryWine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.
8. Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica: A Suboptimal Guide to Soccer, America's "Sport of the Future" Since 1972
Author: by Roger Bennett
The essential guide to world soccerthe history, the players, the fan culturefrom the phenomenally popular duo from NBC Sports. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans.
Now they immerse fans and novices alike in the history and culture of the world’s game with Encyclopedia Blazertannica. Examining fan culture, from the famous stadium chants to the tactical variations of scarf tying, exploring the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, reliving the careers of legendary players, classic matches, and colorful World Cup history, and sharing a deep appreciation for the athletic brilliance and ill-judged neck tattoos that dominate the sport, this indispensable tome gives readers a front-row seat to all the action of football madness.
A New York Times Bestseller!
9. Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Author: by Mike Lowery
Workman Publishing Company
Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself Happy Birthday? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? Trivia meets its match. From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat.
Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.
10. The Book of Bizarre Truths
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
The Book of Bizarre Truths is a 704-page collection of answers to hundreds of provocative questions covering a vast range of topics, from the strange to the sublime. Includes urban legends, old wives tales, misattributed quotes, and corrected so-called facts and trivia that have gained authenticity despite less-than-reliable sources.
Topics covered include the animal kingdom, health, origins, traditions, science, history, geography, sports, people, and food. More than 200 questions that are answered, including: Do cows cause global warming? How many ants make a full meal for an anteater? How late is fashionably late?
What s the smelliest thing on the planet? Do woodpeckers get headaches? The Book of Bizarre Truths is for readers who expect to be informed, entertained, and humored.
11. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements: The Powers, Uses, and Histories of Every Atom in the Universe
Author: by Lisa Congdon
A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon! The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements. From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements.
A visually stunning tour of the periodic table Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more Features an illustrated history of the periodic table’s originsThis artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age.
Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid Perfect for children ages 10 and up Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators.
12. Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters
Author: by Disney Book Group
From Ariel to Zurg, this jacketed hardcover guide features fun facts, tricky trivia, and cool quotes about over 150 Disney heroes (and villains!. Readers will also learn about the stars of the latest Disney and Disney*Pixar films, like Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, The Good Dinosaur, and more!
Plus the book jacket reverses to reveal a poster!
13. Butterflies Are Pretty … Gross! (Nature's Top Secrets)
Author: by Rosemary Mosco
Warning – this book contains top-secret information about butterflies! Prepare to be shocked and grossed out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to a fascinating insect. Butterflies are beautiful and quiet and gentle and sparkly … But that’s not the whole truth.
Butterflies can be GROSS. And one butterfly in particular is here to let everyone know! Talking directly to the reader, a monarch butterfly reveals how its kind is so much more than what we think. Did you know some butterflies enjoy feasting on dead animals, rotten fruit, tears and even poop?
Some butterflies are loud, like the Cracker butterfly. Some are stinky – the smell scares predators away. Butterflies can be sneaky, like the ones who pretend to be ants to get free babysitting. This hilarious and refreshing book with silly and sweet illustrations explores the science of butterflies and shows that these insects are not the stereotypically cutesy critters we often think they are – they are fascinating, disgusting, complicated and amazing creatures.
14. The Encyclopedia of Unbelievable Facts: With 500 perplexing questions to BAMBOOZLE your friends!
Author: by Jane Wilsher
Test your knowledge with 500 perplexing questions to bamboozle and delight trivia buffs both young and old with The Encyclopedia of Unbelievable Facts. How many kinds of germs live in your bellybutton? Which creature takes a three-year-long nap? If someone asked you to spare a zeptosecond, how long would that be?
Has the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever been straight? And what exactly happens to an astronaut’s dirty laundry? The dazzling facts are accompanied by bright, whimsical illustrations and the questions are organized into 10 chapters: Human Body, Science and Technology, Animals, Natural World, Space, Mindbending Stuff, History, Customs and Culture, Our World, and Arts and Entertainment.
Written in simple, easy-to-understand language by author Jane Wilsher, this stunning visual encyclopedia is ideal for fact-loving kids and a perfect excuse to bring the family together for some top trivia fun.
15. Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters (Refresh)
Author: by Disney Books
From Ariel to Zazu, this jacketed hardcover guide features fun facts, tricky trivia, and cool quotes about more than 150 Disney heroes (and villains!. Readers will also learn about the stars of the latest Disney and Disney*Pixar films, such as Frozen II, Toy Story 4, Moana, Onward, and more.
Plus there’s plenty of room on each page for character autographs!