QI: The Book of the Dead

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The QI Book of the Dead is a book about life. What an awful thing life is. Its like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless. GUSTAVE FLAUBERT Around 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure. The object is to learn something about what it means to be alive and how we can make the most of the time we have. The QI Book of the Dead compares and contrasts the different ways individual human beings cope (or fail to cope) with the curves that the uncaring universe* throws at us. Collected into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as Theres Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life, Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone and Is That All There Is? here is a chance to share the secrets of the Dead, to celebrate their wisdom, to learn from their mistakes, and to marvel at their bad taste in clothes. The man who is not dead still has a chance. LEBANESE PROVERB *We dont rule out the alternative possibility of a compassionate God whose motives are beyond our ken.


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The QI Book of the Dead is a book about life. What an awful thing life is. Its like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless. GUSTAVE FLAUBERT Around 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the bestselling QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure. The object is to learn something about what it means to be alive and how we can make the most of the time we have. The QI Book of the Dead compares and contrasts the different ways individual human beings cope (or fail to cope) with the curves that the uncaring universe* throws at us. Collected into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as Theres Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life, Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone and Is That All There Is? here is a chance to share the secrets of the Dead, to celebrate their wisdom, to learn from their mistakes, and to marvel at their bad taste in clothes. The man who is not dead still has a chance. LEBANESE PROVERB *We dont rule out the alternative possibility of a compassionate God whose motives are beyond our ken.
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Title QI: The Book of the Dead Height 198 mm
John Lloyd , John Mitchinson Width 132 mm
ISBN-13 9780571244911 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0571244912 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber Ltd Pages 448
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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