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The Pedant's Revolt : Why Most Things You Think Are Right Are Wrong - Andrea Barham

The Pedant's Revolt

Why Most Things You Think Are Right Are Wrong


Published: 1st April 2011
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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.


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A very informative read

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from Lismore, NSW

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative


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    This book explains a lot of misinformation

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    "Imminently browsable ... should provide the trivially inclined with lots of fun."--"Publishers Weekly"

    Acknowledgementsp. 8
    Forewordp. 9
    Art, Literature and Entertainmentp. 11
    Things That Are 'Bad' For Youp. 19
    Of Biblical Mattersp. 27
    Birds and Insectsp. 30
    William Shakespearep. 42
    Customs and Beliefsp. 47
    Drinkp. 55
    Foodp. 61
    Things That Are 'Good' For Youp. 68
    Greeks and Romansp. 77
    Events from Historyp. 88
    Questionable Quotesp. 101
    Historical Figuresp. 109
    Inventions, Achievements and Discoveriesp. 124
    Language and Grammarp. 138
    Mammalsp. 144
    Groomingp. 151
    Medical Mattersp. 156
    Sayingsp. 155
    Bodiesp. 171
    A Way with Wordsp. 179
    The Final Fallacyp. 189
    Select Bibliographyp. 190
    Useful Websitesp. 191

    ISBN: 9781843175872
    ISBN-10: 1843175878
    Audience: Adult
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 191
    Published: 1st April 2011
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 1.3
    Weight (kg): 0.17