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How to travel with a salmon & other essays

Author: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace, 1995.
Series: Harvest book
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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In these "impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent" essays (Atlantic Monthly), "the Andy Rooney of academia" (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.
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Eco, Umberto.
How to travel with a salmon & other essays.
San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace, 1995
(DLC) 95016885
(OCoLC)32468650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; William Weaver
ISBN: 9780547540436 0547540434 1299898041 9781299898042 9781448181995 1448181992
OCLC Number: 770729162
Notes: "A harvest book."
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: How to travel with a salmon --
How to replace a driver's license --
How to eat in flight --
How to go through customs --
How to travel on American trains --
How to take intelligent vacations --
How to use the taxi driver --
How not to talk about soccer --
How to use the coffeepot from hell --
How to react to familiar faces --
How to be a TV host --
How not to know the time --
Stars and stripes --
Conversation in Babylon --
On the impossibility of drawing a map of the empire on a scale of 1 to 1 --
How to eat ice cream --
How it begins, and how it ends --
How to justify a private library --
How to compile an inventory --
How to spend time --
How to buy gadgets --
How to follow instructions --
How to become a Knight of Malta --
How to deal with telegrams --
How not to use the fax machine --
How not to use the cellular phone --
Three owls on a chest of drawers --
Editorial revision --
Sequels --
How to use suspension points --
How to write an introduction --
How to write an introduction in an art catalogue --
How to set the record straight --
How to watch out for widows --
How to organize a public library --
How to speak of animals --
How to play Indians --
How to recognize a porn movie --
How to avoid contagious diseases --
How to choose a remunerative profession --
The miracle of San Baudolino.
Series Title: Harvest book
Other Titles: Secondo diario minimo.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
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Once a columnist for an Italian literary magazine, Eco now shares his acute and highly entertaining sense of the absurd in modern life in these essays about militarism, computerese, cowboy and Indian  Read more...

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