Gift Guide: For the One With All the Fun Facts

For the Wikipedia-weilding, trivia-winning, obsessed-with-learning friend whose brain capacity startles & astounds.

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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller
A Washington Post and Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing t


How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735220157
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If?

The only book you need if you're going back in time


The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250134790
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 26th, 2021

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction | One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards, Best History & Biography 2020 | Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards


Water: A Biography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748234
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Published: Pantheon - September 14th, 2021

Spanning millennia and continents, here is a stunningly revealing history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization. Boccaletti, of The Nature Conservancy, “tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship with water in a world of looming scarcity” (Kelly McEvers, NPR Host).
 


The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth – A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781635576245
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 13th, 2021

"Michael Spitzer has pulled off the impossible: a Guns, Germs and Steel for music." --Daniel Levitin

A colossal history spanning cultures, time, and space to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species.

165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm.
66 million years ago was the first melody.


This Is Your Mind on Plants Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.”—New York Times Book Review


The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062968821
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

IndieBound Bestseller

One of USA Today’s “5 Books Not to Miss”

One of Forbes’ “Best Summer Reads"


The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780553459395
Published: Avery - September 8th, 2020

"A deeply curious and evenhanded report on our national appetites." --The New York Times

In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store


One Day Smarter: Hilarious, Random Information to Uplift and Inspire Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593329771
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 12th, 2021

Dominate trivia night, liven up a date, and impress everyone you know with this funny, weird, smart book of little-known facts.