Maggie Knapp

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Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things

Purchase this lighthearted, enlightening work for readers who don’t mind puns and some snark along with in-depth research.
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What To Watch When: 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood and Moment

Even dedicated television hounds are sure to discover something new. Well organized, readable, often humorous, and highly recommended.
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Black Firsts: 500 Years of Trailblazing Achievements and Ground-Breaking Events

A wide-ranging overview that will result in hours of browsing and serve as a strong jumping-off point for research projects or deeper study.
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Figuring Out the Past: The 3,495 Vital Statistics That Explain World History

Though dry reading for many, this work may be a fit for those familiar with the Economist’s Pocket World in Figures and for those who want to draw their own conclusions about the spread of ideas relating to gender equality and economic and religious practices.
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2021 Night Sky Almanac: A Month-by-Month Guide to North America’s Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Intermediate astronomers and beginners eager to learn more will find this volume highly useful as they watch the skies throughout the year.

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The Inside Out of Flies

Readers may not come to love these creatures, but they will likely grow to see them as more than simply germ-laden pests. Recommended for most libraries.

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The Language of Liberty: A Citizen’s Vocabulary

Occasionally dry, with useful background for the general reader on democracy, the Electoral College, and the Supreme Court.
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Just the Job: How Trades Got Their Names

A quick read, of possible interest to etymology buffs and historians.
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Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous Items

Skeptics will remain unconvinced, but many will enjoy reading about the Hope diamond, Shakespeare’s grave, and whether it is safe to ignore a chain letter.
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