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    The First Semester: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals (Paperback) Edited by David Rubel

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    DescriptionThis book speaks directly to people's desire for a better education and a fun, no-pressure 'college-like' experience. It includes single-page, entertaining entries containing easy-to-digest short bites of core information. It helps to build a solid intellectual base in history, philosophy, economics and more. In the dark about black holes? Need to brush up on your Impressionists? Skip the line at the registrar and curl up with The Bedside Baccalaureate. Each volume contains classes that rotate in groups of five, just as a typical college semester's schedule would. There are four rotations, or 20 courses, and every course consists of 18 single-page, entertaining entries. These include easy-to-digest short bites of core information that help you build a solid intellectual base in history, philosophy, economics, English and comparative literature, classics, art history, environmental science, mathematics and engineering, physical sciences and social science.


 

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    Title
    The First Semester
    Subtitle
    A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Rubel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 853 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781402788345
    ISBN 10: 1402788347
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8T
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 39
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 371.39/43, 371.3943
    BIC subject category V2: GTG
    B&T Approval Code: A01650000
    LC classification: AG105 .B53 2012
    DC23: 371.3943
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    full colour throughout, includes illustrations
    Publisher
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    STERLING
    Publication date
    04 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Series editor David Rubel is the author of more than a dozen books of American history, including The Coming Free: The Struggle for African-American Equality and The Story of America: Freedom and Crisis from Settlement to Superpower (coauthored with Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein).