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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School

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Publisher Comments:

This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school-from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining-a book you'll pick up again and again.

Author Caroline Taggart discovered two things while researching this book and talking with other people: One, everybody had been to school. And two, they had all forgotten entirely different things. Contained in this handy little book are the facts that you learned in school, but may not remember completely or accurately. Covering a variety of subjects, this book features all the most important theories, equations, phrases, and rules we were all taught years ago.

Rediscover:

* History: The first president to occupy the White House was John Adams in 1800

* Religion: The seven deadly sins and the names of the twelve apostles

* Literature: In which Shakespearean play "The quality of mercy" speech appears

* Science: The periodic table of elements devised by a Russian chemist in 1889 includes the symbol for lead (Pb), silver (Ag), tin (Sn), and gold (Au)

* Nature: How photosynthesis works

The information-presented in easy-to-retain, bite-sized chunks-is accurate and up-to- date. It will touch a chord with anyone old enough to have forgotten half of what they learned at school. Here is a perfect gift for every perennial student.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of "i before e (except after c)," this handy little book of facts takes readers back to the classroom and reinforces the assortment of practical facts, theories, equations, and rules they probably learned in school but may not remember. b&w illustrations throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762109951
Author:
Taggart, Caroline
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
REFERENCE / Trivia
Edition Description:
Hardback - Paper Over Boards
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.08x5.32x.73 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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