The Order of Things

The Order of Things

How Everything in the World Is Organized Into Hierarchies, Structures, & Pecking Orders

Book - 1998
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Your reference search begins and ends here The Order of Thingsis a new kind of reference book for a new information age. Whether you're disputing answers to your favorite board game, helping your child prepare for a test or freshening up on your party trivia, this will be the only reference book you'll need to consult. This brilliantly conceived and eclectic compilation of hard-to-find information is an unprecedented new resource -- perfect for game buffs, know-it-alls and lovers of knowledge. Classification expert Barbara Ann Kipfer gives you more than 400 informative lists, hierarchies and illustrations divided into thirteen essential areas of knowledge: Earth Sciences     Life Sciences Physical Sciences Mathematics and Measurements Technology Religion History Social Sciences Business and Economics The Arts Domestic Life Sports and Recreation General Knowledge A sampling of the information you'll find uniquely compiled in this single volume: the arrangement of the human skeleton the dimensions of a tennis court table settings phases of the moon the significance of the digits on a check hierarchy of angels
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1998, cc1997
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780375701641
Characteristics: xxv, 389 p. : ill


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