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The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium: From Joseph Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items were Named for Extraordinary People Hardcover – December 27, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham (December 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403479
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,382,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Unstintingly and amusingly disrespectful”
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“A deft blend of substance and style”
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“Hard to beat when it comes to an infectious sense of excitement”
Daily Mail (London)

“Phil is the Swiss Army Knife of writers. And I don’t mean the pathetic key ring one, I mean the really good one that can do anything!”
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About the Author

Philip Dodd developed a love of words and language as the son of dedicated crossword solvers, while studying French and Spanish at Jesus College, Oxford, and in a career as a book publisher and editor. His books include The Book Of Cities (Pavilion, with Ben Donald), a tour d’horizon of the world’s most intriguing metropolises, and Musical Instruments (HarperCollins), one of the Collins Gem series. He has also worked with the Rolling Stones, interviewing them for their 2003 autobiography According To The Rolling Stones, and with Nick Mason on his memoir Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd, and he is the editor of Genesis: Chapter & Verse. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Malloy on April 6, 2008
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I like this book a lot. Very interesting facts. The author takes each topic into very great detail. He is clearly a fantastic researcher. But, the detail goes a little too far sometimes. I think the average reader is not looking for so much detail.

I would still recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brent Westbrook on April 18, 2008
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Some interesting information - have it out on the coffee table and guest enjoy browsing through.
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