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The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures & Pecking Orders for the Voraciously Curious By Barbara Ann Kipfer

The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures & Pecking Orders for the Voraciously Curious
by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Collects and organizes the world into lists of sets and subsets, such as atmospheric layers, climate zones, Jupiter's satellites, Dante's levels of Hell, the Braille alphabet, US Army and Navy rankings, and even what all those numbers mean at the bottom of bank checks.

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"The Order of Things" collects and organizes the world into succinct, easy-to-read lists of sets and subsets, such as atmospheric layers, climate zones, Jupiter's satellites, Dante's levels of Hell, the Braille alphabet, U.S. Army and Navy rankings, and even what all those numbers mean at the bottom of bank checks. It's both a quick reference and an invaluable source for trivia nuts - with chapters on earth, life, and physical sciences; technology; mathematics & measurements; religion; world leaders; society & social institutions; business & economics; the arts; domestic life; sports & recreation; and general knowledge & philosophy. Never overwhelming, always charming, this isn't just another reference book, it's the reference book.

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GOR003010423
The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures & Pecking Orders for the Voraciously Curious
Barbara Ann Kipfer
Very Good
Paperback
Workman Publishing
2009-02-10
720
0761150447
9780761150442
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