Social Studies

Social Studies

The Best of The Globe and Mail's Daily Miscellany of Information

Book - 1996
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Social Studies are brain snacks - truths, trivia, and tidbits of information written with sly wit for the entertainment and instruction of inquiring minds. For over five years, Michael Kesterton has been compiling them daily for the Globe and Mail, and Brian Gable has been illustrating them. Now they are making their debut as a book. Open up the covers and fall into the weird and delightful world of Social Studies.
Here, peculiar statistics rub shoulders with absurd facts, and arcane anecdotes with historical oddities, in a potpourri of deliciously diverting epigrams, adages, and amusements. Gathered from a multitude of sources, both serious and silly, and illustrated by Brain Gable's quirky cartoons, Social Studies contains an abundance of idiosyncratic and bizarre topics, including the growth of Beatlemania and the origins of income tax, choice tabloid headlines, a personality profile of Godzilla, and accounts of attack rabbits.
Social Studies readers can be found at the epicentre of the liveliest parties, their small talk sprinkled with strange facts and enchanting bon mots, thanks to Michael Kesterton.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1996.
ISBN: 9780771044519
Characteristics: 179 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Globe and Mail (Firm)


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