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  • If you were to master the twenty languages discussed in Babel , you could talk with three quarters of the world's population. But what makes these languages stand out amid the world's estimated 6,500 tongues? Gaston Dorren delves deep into the linguistic oddities and extraordinary stories of these ...

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  • SERIOUSLY CURIOUS

    Tom Standage

    Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn't know you didn't know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers. What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more h...

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  • Which bestselling novelist wrote about a tumble at the seaside? Do you know the poet who penned lines in praise of frogs? And who had strong opinions on April? A well-kept secret of the literary world for over a hundred years, the fiendishly addictive Nemo's Almanac quiz is now available in book f...

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  • Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie ? Yeah . Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You betcha . And are we outraged? Hell, yes . But do we do anything? Too much hassle . Until no...

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  • BABEL

    Gaston Dorren

    If you were to master the twenty languages discussed in Babel , you could talk with three quarters of the world's population. But what makes these languages stand out amid the world's estimated 6,500 tongues? Gaston Dorren delves deep into the linguistic oddities and extraordinary stories of these ...

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