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1,000 common delusions : and the real facts behind them

Author: Christa Pöppelmann
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes 1,000 common misconceptions about a wide range of topics involving history, politics, science and technology, society, and everyday life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Pöppelmann
ISBN: 9781554071746 1554071747
OCLC Number: 70231819
Notes: Includes index.
"English translation by Storm Dunlop. Additional English material provided by Charis Cotter, Anna Simmons and Francoise Vulpe."--Title page verso.
Translation of: 1000 Irrtümer der Allgemeinbildung.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: 1000 Irrtümer der Allgemeinbildung.
One thousand common delusions
Responsibility: Christa Pöppelmann.
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You thought bagpipes were invented in Scotland? Forget it: the Romans introduced them from Asia Minor! Certain 'facts' are accepted as absolute truths. This book aims to debunk these persistent  Read more...

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A handy reference to add to your library -- also guaranteed to be a good conversation starter.--Ina Hughs"The Knoxville News Sentinel" (12/30/2007)

 
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