The Pedant's Revolt is the ultimate go-to book for settling many an unresolved dispute, shedding light on a wide range of facts that we have always believed to be true, but which are, in fact, completely false.
Covering a range of diverse topics, from history to science, the arts, the animal kingdom, medicine, the human body, and food and drink, and presenting its well-researched facts in an entertaining manner.
This book exposes common myths and fallacies that have become entrenched in everyday thought.
About the Author
Andrea Barham is an author and freelance technical writer.
"Imminently browsable ... should provide the trivially inclined with lots of fun."--"Publishers Weekly"
|Art, Literature and Entertainment||p. 11|
|Things That Are 'Bad' For You||p. 19|
|Of Biblical Matters||p. 27|
|Birds and Insects||p. 30|
|William Shakespeare||p. 42|
|Customs and Beliefs||p. 47|
|Things That Are 'Good' For You||p. 68|
|Greeks and Romans||p. 77|
|Events from History||p. 88|
|Questionable Quotes||p. 101|
|Historical Figures||p. 109|
|Inventions, Achievements and Discoveries||p. 124|
|Language and Grammar||p. 138|
|Medical Matters||p. 156|
|A Way with Words||p. 179|
|The Final Fallacy||p. 189|
|Select Bibliography||p. 190|
|Useful Websites||p. 191|
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1st April 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.17