If you paid attention to Homework for Grown-ups you should hopefully now have a grasp of the basics: know your chiasmus from your zeugma, your obliques from your acutes, and your Anne of Cleves from your Anne Boleyn.
Advanced Homework for Grown-ups will revisit and refresh the core subjects of Maths, English, Science, Geography, History and Classics in a little more depth. This time, amongst other topics, they tackle logarithms, unlock the secrets of semantics, and explore the Agrarian Revolution, with a mix of really useful information and entertainingly esoteric material. Packed with fun practical excercises and, of course, examination papers for the more competitive!
You know the ad on TV when the hapless father is explaining the great wall of China as necessary to keep the rabbits out? Well, this book will save you from having to go down that path.
Presented as a retro hardback looking more like the 50s than the noughties, this is a gem of a book. Yes, it is amusing, but it is an absolute primer on everything from long division, the periodic table to geological time-scales. Organised into ten chapters each covering a school subject, with test papers and their answers at the end, my only caveat is that it is a bit Euro-centric. However, if you want to impress your friends and handle homework without humiliation, this is definitely the go. You will never have to make up the capital of Bulgaria, or your own version of Pythagoras' theorem again!
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st December 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 15.1 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.54