The Book of Lists, the Canadian Edition
Written by David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, Ira Basen and Jane Farrow.
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005.
|A new edition of the
classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material
specifically prepared for Canadian readers.
For nearly three decades, the editors of The Book of Lists have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers.
So if youve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and that most essential piece of knowledge how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know.
A selected list of lists from The Book of Lists:
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