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Academia obscura : the hidden silly side of higher education

Author: Glen Wright
Publisher: London Unbound, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you think academia is a prestigious place of serious, erudite professors, think again. Academia Obscura is a glimpse behind closed study doors -- welcome to the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of academia. Leave your tweed jacket by the door. Step inside the ivory tower and let Glen Wright guide you on a journey through the weird, wonderful and often bizarre history of academe, from the very earliest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Wright
ISBN: 9781783523412 1783523417 9781783523436 1783523433
OCLC Number: 1018253923
Description: xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Glen Wright.

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If you think academia is a prestigious place of serious, erudite professors, think again. Academia Obscura is a glimpse behind closed study doors -- welcome to the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of academia. Leave your tweed jacket by the door. Step inside the ivory tower and let Glen Wright guide you on a journey through the weird, wonderful and often bizarre history of academe, from the very earliest in-jokes of medieval scribes. Learn how one cat tricked some of the greatest minds into awarding it tenure, how Colonel Gaddafi co-authored a thesis and why some rats wear polyester trousers. This irreverent book filled with levitating frogs, defecating penguins and super-specific scientific research shows you the rather sillier side of scholarly life. Academics will never take themselves too seriously again. And neither will anyone else.

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