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The QI book of the dead

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Around 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure.
The QI Book of the Dead is a book about life.What an awful thing life is. It's like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless.GUSTAVE FLAUBERTAround 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure.The object is to learn something about what it means to be alive and how we can make the most of the time we have.The QI Book of the Dead compares and contrasts the different ways individual human beings cope (or fail to cope) with the curves that the uncaring universe* throws at us.

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Author(s):
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571244904
ISBN-13:
9780571244904
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
The QI book of the dead

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Around 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure.
The QI Book of the Dead is a book about life.What an awful thing life is. It's like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless.GUSTAVE FLAUBERTAround 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure.The object is to learn something about what it means to be alive and how we can make the most of the time we have.The QI Book of the Dead compares and contrasts the different ways individual human beings cope (or fail to cope) with the curves that the uncaring universe* throws at us.

Author(s):
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571244904
ISBN-13:
9780571244904
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
The QI book of the dead

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