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    Description"The Order of Things" collects and organizes the world into succinct, easy-to-read lists of sets and subsets, such as atmospheric layers, climate zones, Jupiter's satellites, Dante's levels of Hell, the Braille alphabet, U.S. Army and Navy rankings, and even what all those numbers mean at the bottom of bank checks. It's both a quick reference and an invaluable source for trivia nuts - with chapters on earth, life, and physical sciences; technology; mathematics & measurements; religion; world leaders; society & social institutions; business & economics; the arts; domestic life; sports & recreation; and general knowledge & philosophy. Never overwhelming, always charming, this isn't just another reference book, it's the reference book.


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    Title
    The Order of Things
    Subtitle
    Hierarchies, Structures and Pecking Orders for the Voraciously Curious
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Ann Kipfer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 102 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761150442
    ISBN 10: 0761150447
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 030
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    BIC subject category V2: GP
    DC22: 902
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000
    Abridged Dewey: 902
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: AG106 .K55 2008
    Thema V1.0: GP
    Illustrations note
    line drawings
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    06 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    An eclectic, surprising, and utterly entertaining compendium, "The Order of Things" compiles a very astonishing diversity of information the natural, the social, the mathematical, the mystical into hundreds of charts, systems, lists, and hierarchies. From Barbara Ann Kipfer, who mastered the art of the list with her bestselling "14,000 Things to Be Happy About," this is a book for browsing, for research, and for the sheer pleasure of learning new things. "