The Daily Show & Jon Stewart Present EARTH (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

The Daily Show & Jon Stewart Present EARTH (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race


By (author) Jon Stewart

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  • Publisher: Particular Books
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 260mm x 22mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846143160
  • ISBN 13: 9781846143168
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 15,318

Product description

Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These are questions that have sporadically interested people since the dawn of time, but whose answers have continually eluded us. Now in their new book, Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" writing staff (who include the team behind "The Onion") tackle them and many more with their trademark wit, irreverence and intelligence. They will take us on an intellectual journey through time - a quest back to the very moment of creation - that will maybe, just maybe help us figure out exactly how and why everything got so irretrievably f****ed up. From applications for genetic reconstitution by aliens to the meanings of anatomy, gender or nourishment, every aspect of life on this planet is reexplored, reexamined and made newly hilarious in this book.

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Author information

Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife and kids in New York City. He has won various Emmys of his own and hosted the Oscars twice. The Daily Show team includes Ben Karlin (The Onion), Steve Colbert (The Colbert Show) Samantha Bee, John Hodgman and Demetri Martin (Important Things)

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This is why I invented the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) This is why I invented fire Grok (75,456 BC-75,414 BC) A remarkable achievement. The essence of the planet - indeed humanity itself - conveyed in one beautifully illustrated GET AWAY FROM MY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER book. An absolute must-read for STOP TOUCHING THAT I HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED THIS BLURB any human being MY LAWYERS WILL SUE YOUR ASS BACK TO THE BIG BANG. Dr Stephen Hawking