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Product Details

  • Paperback: 615 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (November 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761150447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761150442
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A browser's delight and a definite reference 'must'."
--Ralph Hollenbeck, King Features Syndicate

"Start with Kipfer, who understands the unbearable frustration of unanswered questions."
--The Dallas Morning News


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This amazing, one-of-a-kind reference book has been revised and completely updated. Called "a definite reference must" by King Features Syndicate, The Order of Things is an illustrated collection of orders and classifications in science, religion, history, business, the arts, sports, technology, mathematics, society, and domestic life.

Includes:

? Over 400 informative lists, hierarchies, and illustrations, from the ancient past to today -- divided into 13 major areas of knowledge.

? Extremely well-organized and accessible, from the Table of Contents to the extensive and all-encompassing index.

? Unique information that is useful, surprising, and enlightening. Here, reader's will find the 64 emperors of Byzantium; ranks in the British army; how a television dish is operated; the different layers of soil; coal sizes; the various ice ages; how your ear hears something; how all the languages in the world are organized -- and much, much more.

? Illustrated with graphs, models, drawings, and portraits to make complex subjects understandable.


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This is a great book full of facts of all types.
jane christopher
The problem is, Kipfer tries to impose an order where none exists.
margaret_yang
Also a great reference, without having to surf the internet.
M. Barrera

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ismail Elshareef VINE VOICE on August 23, 2009
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I was both surprised and impressed at the amount of information that Kipfer was able to jam into this thick yet compact book. It's permanently stored in my nightstand drawer for easy access should a I get stuck remembering the five stages of grief or how to convert meters to feet or the name of the Cuban president between 1906-1909 (Cuba was under US rule in that period. Tidbit I learned from the book.)

That's not even scratching the surface. Do you want to know how many types of knives there are? It's got the answer. The names of the Seven Dwarfs? It's on page 464. The 14th French president and the 33rd State to join the US Union? It's there. The proper names for trees, bridges, lakes, human bones, columns, human bodies in all their shapes and sizes? Check the index.

The information is useful and at times overwhelming, but if it's measurable, belongs in a set, could be enumerated or classified, I assure you it's in this book. Get it today and start learning the order of things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John B. Moss on May 4, 2009
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The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders - this book is organized by topic (The Earth, The Natural World, The Arts, Sports and Recreation, to name a few) and an Index is provided.

This book provides a serendipitous reference for browsing. There is a LOT of material covered in this book, but it is NOT an encyclopedia. The author has provided an admirable compilation of lists on a huge variety of topics as organized in the Table of Contents, and as such makes this book a welcome reference source for thousands of hard-to-find facts.

Use this book as a reference while enjoying its contents. I do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AC on February 8, 2012
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Small facts, many lists. Fun to read. There are many errors though: some blatant omissions (lists head-of-states of many nations/empires but some obvious countries absent), lists that appear just in this book (try googling some of the more obscure ones), lists that are superficial and could be more complete in the same space allotted. Would benefit by citing sources. Waiting for a revision.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Barrera on January 30, 2009
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This little book is chock full of information. There is all kinds of neat nuggets of trivia that cover just about every subject. Also a great reference, without having to surf the internet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Hernandez on January 17, 2009
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Okay maybe not all your questions, but this little book is packed with some great information. If you like history, games, and just some interesting facts about the world we live then this book is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan H. Murdock on December 7, 2009
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This little book has everything you ever wanted to know about anything when it comes to ranking. Monarchs, weights, Countries, religions, etc. I am giving them as Xmas presents.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B on November 8, 2009
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This book has alot of unknown info. But not in the format That I'm used to by Dr. Kipfer...could have been better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam L. Powers on August 10, 2009
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While the title is close to the truth, some parts of these lists are incomplete. E.G. When one is getting a weight or measure there are no metric listings and for those of us who use metric primarily the concept of an ounce is a bit confusing as there is more than one form and all have no underlying principle of a standard. For what the book does cover it is a very good reference material.
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