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The pedant's return : why the things you think are wrong are right

Author: Andrea Barham
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the truth behind public myths and old wives' tales to offer coverage of a range of subject matter, from art and literature to food and drink, the animal kingdom, figures from history, science and medical matters, words and sayings, the human body and buildings.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Barham
ISBN: 0553384910 9780553384918
OCLC Number: 123539291
Notes: Previously published: Michael O'Mara Books, 2006.
Description: xii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Art and Literature --
That's Entertainment --
The Animal World --
Birds and Insects --
Facts on Food --
Royalty Through the Ages --
Famous Historical Figures --
Food and Drink History --
Medical Matters --
The Human Body --
Science and Nature --
Names and Their Histories --
World History --
Biblical Matters --
Laws and Customs --
Quotes and Sayings --
Truths Proclaimed Wrong That Were Right All Along --
The Final Truth.
Responsibility: Andrea Barham.
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Looks at the truth behind public myths and old wives' tales to offer coverage of a range of subject matter, from art and literature to food and drink, the animal kingdom, figures from history, science and medical matters, words and sayings, the human body and buildings.

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