Book — xvi, 1040 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Redesigned in colour and updated, this reference contains answers to the most frequently asked questions of the New York Public Library. Information is organized into six major parts and 26 subject categories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
First US edition. - New York : Public Affairs, 2018.
Book — 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Introduction: The case for being seriously curious
Seriously curious : unexpected explanations to stretch your mind
Globally curious : peculiar proclivities from around the world
Sexual selection : love, sex and marriage
Also on the menu : oddities of food and drink
By the numbers : economical, with the truth
Department of white coats : science, health and the environment
Geek speak : getting technical
Game theory : sport and leisure
Speaking my language : words and wisdom
Seasonal selection : festivals and holidays demystified.
"[This book] brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve."-- Provided by publisher.