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Book of Answers : The New York Public Library Telephone Reference Services - Barbara Berliner

Book of Answers

The New York Public Library Telephone Reference Services

Paperback Published: 4th April 2016
ISBN: 9780671761929
Number Of Pages: 320

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How many of these questions can you answer without calling the New York Public Library's Telephone Reference Service?

Who really designed the American flag?

How hot is the sun's surface?

How does quicksand work?

When was the Ark of the Covenant last seen?

Who sat at the Algonquin Round Table?

Where does the name "The Grateful Dead" come from?

Why is Christmas abbreviated as Xmas?

Can any creatures besides humans get a sunburn?

How many muscles does it take to smile? To frown?

Why are rabbits' feet considered good luck?

You could, of course, do all the painstaking research yourself. Or you could pick up the phone and call the resourceful, erudite, quick-witted librarians of the New York Public Library's Telephone Reference Service, Tel Ref, for whom questions like these are all in a day's work. For the past twenty years, Tel Ref has met the information needs of a public as diverse as the subjects in the Library's catalog, and now they've compiled their most interesting, unusual, and most-often-asked queries into "The Book of Answers" -- a delight for browsers, a treasure trove of fascinating information, and the perfect companion to "The New York Public Library Desk Reference."

Introduction
American History
American Statistics
The Animal World
Crime and Criminals
The English Language
Fine Arts
The First
Geography
Holidays
The Human Body
Inventions
Library Omnibus
Literature
Myth and Folklore
New York City History
Popular Culture
The Question and Answer Hall of Fame
Religion
Royalty and World Leaders
Science
Sports
Trademarks
U.S. Presidents
Who Was Who
World Cultures
World History
Twelve Trick Questions andPopular Delusions
Index
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ISBN: 9780671761929
ISBN-10: 0671761927
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th April 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1