Mental Floss History of the World by Steve Wiegand
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Mental Floss History of the World
By Steve Wiegand

The Mental Floss History of the World

An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits Unabridged [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Mental Floss History of the World by Steve Wiegand

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About 60,000 years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, the geniuses at mental_floss magazine have put together a hilarious (and historically accurate) primer on everything you need to know-and that means the good stuff. Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the Not-Really-That-Dark-Unless-You-Lived-in-Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and TV. From the Golden Haemorhoids of the Philistines (punishment from above) to the likely namesake of the cartoon elephant Babar (a Mongol prince) to the most pressing language translation issues facing the menus of today ("carp" vs. "crap"), all of history's most interesting bits have finally been handpicked and roasted to perfection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400159703
ISBN-10: 1400159709
Format: CD-Audio
(190mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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U.S. History For Dummies by Steve Wiegand U.S. History For Dummies, Paperback (June 2014)

Ace your next history test with this concise, easy-to-read guide U.S.

Mental Floss History of the World by Steve Wiegand Mental Floss History of the World, Hardback (January 2009)

Sass and Wiegand cover 60,000 years of human history in one volume. Along with the names of people and places, dates and statistics, wars, disasters, revelations, and accomplishments, there are fascinating stories, hilarious oddities, and plenty of fun.

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Author Biography - Steve Wiegand

Erik Sass is a writer for MediaPost Communications. Veteran journalist Steve Wiegand has been writing for the "Sacramento Bee" since 1989 and is the author of "U.S. History for Dummies." Johnny Heller has narrated some five hundred books and garnered a bunch of swell awards and accolades, including "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards, Audie Awards and nominations, "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and selection as one of "AudioFile" magazine's Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century.

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