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Jennings, Ken 1974-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 136 publications in 5 languages and 9,376 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Maps  FAQs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  History  Humor 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ken Jennings
 
Most widely held works by Ken Jennings
Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids by Ken Jennings( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times" bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks by Ken Jennings( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts. It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. It recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. He takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks, from the London Map Fair to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the "unreal estate" charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. He also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history, suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been
Maps and geography by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers facts about the highest landmarks and mountains, the deepest depth of the seas, what countries are shaped like food, ocean inhabitants, and capital location changes
Planet funny : how comedy took over our culture by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world
U.S. Presidents by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trivia book combines engaging facts about the American presidents with illustrations and skill-reinforcing quizzes
The amazing human body by Ken Jennings( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unveil the impressive mysteries of your own body with this interactive trivia book from "Jeopardy! "champ and "New York Times "bestselling author Ken Jennings"--
Greek mythology by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks and Romans, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death
Ancient Egypt by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel back in time to the age of the pyramids with this interactive trivia book from "Jeopardy!" winner and "New York Times bestselling author" Ken Jennings. With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time."--Provided by publisher
Outer space by Ken Jennings( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now you can become a junior genius with Ken Jennings' first children's series! With this book you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there's a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"--
Dinosaurs by Ken Jennings( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this book about dinosaurs, you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with awesome prehistoric facts: Did you know that dinosaurs had large holes in their skulls to make their heads lighter? Or that the Tyrannosaurus Rex used its bad breath as a weapon? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this junior genius guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"--
Ken Jennings's trivia almanac : 8,888 questions in 365 days by Ken Jennings( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book for trivia buffs, compiled by the all-time Jeopardy champion, has 366 entries featuring "This Day in History" factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as "easy," "hard," and "yeah, good luck." Topics cover every subject, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. --From publisher description
Because I said so! : [the truth behind the myths, tales, & warnings every generation passes down to its kids] by Ken Jennings( Recording )

22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful guide, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things parents used to warn their children about
Maphead : [charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks] by Ken Jennings( Recording )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts
Brainiac : adventures in the curious, competitive, compulsive world of trivia buffs by Ken Jennings( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Jennings traces his rise from computer programmer to nerd folk icon as the record-breaking winning streak on Jeopardy!, exploring the world of trivia along the way
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography by Ken Jennings( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts
Planet funny : how comedy took over our culture by Ken Jennings( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times best selling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world
Brainiac : adventures in the curious, competitive, compulsive world of trivial pursuits by Ken Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The competitor who became the longest running champion on "Jeopardy!" offers a look at the human fascination with trivia, from the pop culture of the past to such modern-day phenomena as Trivial Pursuit, that celebrates the glory of the useless fact
Dienen lernen im leadership : mit fünf Grundsätzen zum serving leader by Ken Jennings( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zehntausend Pferde : das Engagement von Mitarbeitern wecken by Ken Jennings( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wits & wagers : history's most award winning party game by Dominic Crapuchettes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wits & Wagers is history's most award-winning party game. Why does everyone love Wits & Wagers? Because you don't need to know the answers to win! The excitement is betting on the best guess. First, everyone writes down a guess to a fun question like 'What percent of bank robberies are committed by women?' Then players bet on which guess is closest to the right answer"--Amazon.com product description
 
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Alternative Names
Jennings, Kenneth Wayne III

Jennings, Kenneth Wayne III 1974-

Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings Amerikaans auteur

Ken Jennings amerikai kvízműsor szereplő

Ken Jennings concorrente a giochi televisivi statunitensi

Ken Jennings ganador de un concurso de preguntas y respuestas televisivo

Ken Jennings ganhador de um concurso americano de perguntas e respostas

Ken Jennings participant américain à des jeux télévisés

Ken Jennings US-amerikanischer Quizprofi

Ken Jennings yhdysvaltalainen televisiokilpailujen osallistuja, jolla on pisin voittoputki Jeopardy-kilpailussa

Kenneth Wayne Jennings III amerikansk tv-showdeltaker og forfatter

Κεν Τζένινγκς

Кен Дженнингс американский участник игрового шоу и писатель

Кен Дженнінгс американський учасник ігрового шоу та письменник

Кен Джэнінгс

كين جينينغز

کن جنینگز

केन जेन्निङ्स अमेरिकी खेल प्रदर्शन प्रतियोगी

கென் ஜென்னிங்ஸ்

제닝스, 켄 1974-

켄 제닝스

ケン・ジェニングス

肯·詹宁斯

肯·詹金斯

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