By Linda Zimmermann
2011 Silver Medal Winner for Humor, from the self sufficient Publisher's Awards. undesirable technological know-how: a quick historical past of surprising Misconceptions, absolutely fallacious Conclusions, and highly silly Theories takes a funny examine bloodletting, alchemy, quack units, the worship of meteorites, faked facts, mystery trying out on humans, and all types of actually ridiculous rules. From the traditional Greeks to the current, the heritage of technological know-how has been fraught with persecution, fraud, and lack of information on an important scale--but that doesn't suggest we can't giggle approximately it!
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By Tom De Haven
E-book one of many humorous Papers Trilogy, De Haven’s awesome journey of twentieth-century the US, Funny Papers chronicles caricature icon Derby Dugan's beginnings within the rough-and-tumble global of yellow journalism in turn-of-the-century ny, whilst Hearst and Pulitzer owned tabloid the USA. The aptly named Georgie Wreckage, a cartoon artist for Pulitzer's day-by-day international, rockets to popularity because the writer of what turns into a highly profitable comic strip franchise.
By Terry Pratchett
« Engagez-vous dans un métier d’homme ! Le Guet municipal a besoin d’hommes ! »
Mais le Guet de nuit se retrouve à los angeles tête d’une strength comprenant le caporal Carotte (techniquement un nain), l’agent Bourrico (réellement un nain), l’agent Détritus (un troll), l’agent Angua (une femme... l. a. plupart du temps) et le caporal Chicque (mis au ban de touche de l’humanité pour tacles dangereux).
Or le mal est à pied d’œuvre, il y a du meurtre dans l’air et du vilain dans les rues.
Et il vaudrait mieux que l’affaire se règle avant midi, heure à laquelle le capitaine Vimaire prend officiellement sa retraite, rend sa plaque et se marie.
Comme il s’agit d’Ankh-Morpork, à midi pétant, ça promet de sentir drôlement mauvais.
Sale Day at C Mart is a comedy-satire chronicling at some point within the lifetime of a big-box shop through the mid 1980's.
By Michael Hearst
With humor and aptitude, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of notable life-forms. Which animal are available on the best of Mount Everest, 10,000 toes less than the ocean, and on your yard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can hide itself as a tremendous crab? those interesting evidence and 1000s extra watch for curious minds, novice zoologists, and somebody who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.
By Mike Bender
The authors of the New York occasions bestseller Awkward relatives Photos are again with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and infrequently uncomfortable bond among humans and their pets.
There are few issues extra profitable than having a puppy. They love us unconditionally, bathe us with consciousness, and due to them, we really stay longer. So, what can probably be awkward approximately our animal BFFs? good . . . not anything. in truth, we’re the awkward ones. we love our pets, yet let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us move a bit overboard. Like giving them heart names, throwing them intricate birthday events, and making them a Christmas sweater to check with the remainder of the relatives. fact is, what they cherish so much is our companionship. and perhaps that’s the explanation we care approximately them so much—because for such easy pleasures, they enable us to be as awkward as we want.
By Terry Pratchett
Discworld's simply demonology hacker, Eric,is approximately to make lifestyles very tough for the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is especially bad . . . at his paintings, that is.All he desires is to satisfy 3 little wishes:to reside without end, to be grasp of the universe, and to have a stylin' sizzling babe.
But Eric isn't really even sturdy at getting his personal approach. rather than a strong demon, he conjures, good, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched purely via Eric's. And as though that wasn't undesirable sufficient, that cute shuttle accent the bags has arrived, too. followed through his new most sensible neighbors, there is just one factor Eric needs now—that he'd by no means been born!
By Jeff Yeager
Not like so much retirement making plans and way of life books that target making an investment – or on the different finish of the spectrum, on easy methods to get the senior on a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s – this new publication from Jeff Yeager, America’s favourite cheapskate, makes the compelling case for you to have a joyous, worry-free retirement by means of simply spending shrewdpermanent and targeting what you really wish and anticipate out of retirement.
Combining Yeager’s loveable humor and offbeat anecdotes that experience garnered him an ever-growing fan base, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way stocks with readers hundreds of thousands of retirement secrets and techniques and information, including:
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Yeager, who serves because the legit “Savings specialist” for AARP and its forty+ million individuals, weaves jointly either daily functional suggestions and life-changing monetary techniques with the true lifestyles tales of frugal retirees in addition to humans of every age who're operating towards a greater, previous, happier retirement The Cheapskate Way.
By James Howe
The Monroe home is going mad with pleasure. Pete has simply received a competition, and the prize is a college stopover at from none except M. T. Graves, Pete's idol and the bestselling writer of the FleshCrawlers sequence. he is even going to stick with the Monroes whereas he is traveling! Harold and Howie are overjoyed, yet Chester the cat is suspicious. Why does Graves costume all in black? Why does not the beady-eyed crow perched on his shoulder say something? Why has a threatening flock of crows invaded the yard? And such a lot worrisome of all: In all of the FleshCrawlers books, why does anything undesirable constantly take place to the pets? abruptly, Graves's curiosity in all the animals -- particularly Bunnicula -- seems faraway from blameless. it really is as much as Chester, Harold, and Howie to determine if M. T. Graves and Edgar Allan Crow are relatively devising a plot to make their loved bunny. . . NEVERMORE.
By Terry Pratchett
Au milieu de los angeles mer Circulaire, une île a fait floor entre les territoires d'Ankh-Morpork et d'Al-Khali, capitale du Klatch. Les deux cités en revendiquent l. a. propriété. Le ton monte. Des foules se rassemblent. D'anciennes querelles se ravivent. Ils sont pas comme nous. Et, lorsque le Klatch dépêche à Ankh-Morpork un ambassadeur extraordinaire, une flèche l'abat au cours d'un défilé dans los angeles cité. Alors, tandis que deux armées vont se mettre en marche, le commissaire divisionnaire Vimaire, du Guet municipal, ne dispose que de quelques heures, avec ses mulets, pour s'occuper d'un crime si grave qu'il n'existe aucune loi pour l'interdire : l. a. guerre.