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Uncle John's Plunges into New Jersey
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626861145
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-08-01
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Uncle John takes a full-color plunge into the Garden State! As the birthplace of baseball, the Boss, and Bubble Wrap—New Jersey has got it all, and Uncle John’s Plunges into New Jersey (Illustrated Edition) covers it all…in brilliant Technicolor! This cool compendium is full of electrifying trivia and fascinating facts about the Garden State, but now it’s jam-packed with photographs and illustrations too! What kind of information are in these pages, you ask? Read all about… • What to eat at a diner (breakfast...anytime…obviously). • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Shuffle. • The parts of Ellis Island that aren’t in New York. • Jersey Boys, Jersey Girls, and the Jersey Devil. And much more! It’s the perfect gift for all New Jerseyans—whether they were lucky enough to be born in the Garden State or just always wished to be.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into New York
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute (Ashland, Or.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607102358
Pages: 366
Year: 2011
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Collects facts, quips, and quizzes regarding all that's great about the Big Apple and the Empire State.
Uncle John's Plunges into New York
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626860904
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-04-01
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Uncle John Plunges into New York…in color! You think you know New York? Fugeddaboutit! Uncle John knows New York, though, and he’s taking readers on a whirlwind tour of America’s greatest city…this time in Technicolor! Uncle John’s Plunges into New York (Illustrated Edition) is full of cool trivia and fascinating facts about the Big Apple, but now it’s jam-packed with photographs and illustrations too! What kind of information, you ask? Read all about… • The incredible natural phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. • The public library, the subway, and the city’s narrowest house. • The Naked Cowboy and Lady Liberty’s big feet. • People who actually tried to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. And much more! It’s the perfect gift for all New Yorkers—whether they were lucky enough to be born in the Big Apple or just always wished to be.
Uncle John's Plunges into California
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626860912
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-06-01
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California here we come! Uncle John is taking a full-color plunge into the land of freeways, fun in the sun, cable cars, and movie stars. From the redwood forest to the Mexican border, the Pacific coastline to the Mojave Desert, California is the most populous state in the Union and the eighth-largest economy in the world. And what better way to honor America’s most influential state than by devoting an entire Technicolor compendium to the cause? Inside this book, readers will discover obscure history, learn fascinating facts, and meet the unique people who make California so great. So grab your sunglasses, hold on to your gold-miner’s hat, and plunge into the Golden State!
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into National Parks
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607106094
Pages: 420
Year: 2012-05-01
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Join Uncle John as he treks through every one of America’s National Parks! If you like the great outdoors, you’re going to love this book. We’re plunging into every national park, monument, site, and trail (more than 150 in all!) in true Uncle John fashion and uncovering some unique stories behind all of them. You’re sure to find hidden facets of each national park that you never imagined. Read about... * Yosemite’s firefall and why it came to a sudden end * How to avoid bear attacks, buffalo stampedes, and moose on the loose * Ghosts, legends, and myths in the remotest parks of the country * The wild horses of Assateague and why they still roam the island * How an isolated tree in Yosemite inspired the most famous photograph of all time And much more!
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Presidency
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute, Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607106914
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-10-01
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They say that anybody who wants to be president should be automatically qualified for the job, and after reading this special “Chief Executive” edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, you’ll see why. We’ve dug up the most compelling and confounding dirt…er…statistics on these otherwise ordinary men who achieved great power. Which ones used it wisely? Which ones squandered it? And which ones would have rather been fishing? You’ll get an up-close and personal look at each Oval Officer. From the birth of the country to modern day yuks, Plunges into the Presidency is packed with more than 300 pages of amusing anecdotes, little-known history, fun quizzes, and more! Read about… * Ford’s famous fall and other presidential gaffes * White House ghosts * Homer Simpson takes on the presidency * Ails of the chiefs * Was President Buchanan gay? * Chief Executive Culinary Delights * Mr. President at the bat * Prezzy lols—including, “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” —Abraham Lincoln And much, much more!
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Michigan
Author: Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Publisher: Portable Press
ISBN: 1592232671
Pages: 307
Year: 2005
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What do Yoopers and Lopers have in common? Not much to hear them tell it, but both types of Michigander are porcelain partisans of your old Uncle John here. Everybody from Kalamazoo to Detroit can celebrate what makes both peninsulas of Michigan so darned special in this book. We love that Michigan is also home to the world's only floating post office, Motown, Henry Ford, Madonna, President Gerald Ford, and cereal kings W.K. Kellogg and C.W. Post (hooray for fiber!). Regardless of what peninsula you call home, plunge into Michigan with Uncle John, for a funny, unforgettable visit.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canada, Eh
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Portable Press
ISBN: 1607101009
Pages: 468
Year: 2010-05-01
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PGW Uncle John's taking the plunge . . . into the Great White North! Raincoast Hey, Canada! Uncle John salutes you! For 25 years, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader has been wildly popular in Canada, so we decided to dedicate an entire edition to our friends in the Great White North--even though much of the continental U.S. is north of Canada’s southernmost point. That misconception--and a whole lot more--is revealed in this loving ode to a friendly nation with a colorful history and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Whether you’re a true Canuck, or just always wanted to be one, Yukon count on us to deliver great bathroom reading! Read about… * Stealing the Stanley Cup (literally) * The origins of Tim Hortons and Kraft dinners * Jellied moose nose and other Canadian delicacies * Move over Napa: the story of Canadian “ice wine” * The government’s secret official UFO division * Canada’s homegrown rock ’n’ roll bands * All about those dam beavers * The answer to Canada’s most burning question: Does Santa Claus really have his own postal code? And much, much more!
Do Geese Get Goose Bumps?
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1684120144
Pages: 224
Year: 2016-09-01
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A Q&A book full of things you didn't know you need to know. Find the answers to hundreds of life's most perplexing questions in this entertaining collection from the editors at Portable Press (the team behind the best-selling, award-winning Uncle John's Bathroom Reader line). Do Geese Get Goose Bumps is 224 pages of simple explanations for complex topics—everything from "Why is air transparent?" to "Why do late-night commercials always offer to throw in a second, identical product 'at no extra cost'?" Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book will shed new light on science, history, politics, sports, animals, food, pop culture, and more. Some sample questions: *Can an elephant cry crocodile tears? *Why do clouds float? *Why is abbreviation such a long word? *What's in a hot dog? *Why does Hawaii have interstate highways? *What did they call a photographic memory before the invention of photography? *Why does Superman wear his underwear on the outside? *Why do dogs come when you call them, but cats ignore you? *What's a male ballerina called? And much, much more!
Weird N.J.
Author: Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402739419
Pages: 299
Year: 2006
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Explores haunted places, local legends, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in New Jersey.
The Ghost Brigades
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429914726
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-04-01
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The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat... Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The School Journal
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Year: 1896
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe
Author: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society
Publisher:
ISBN: 1571458506
Pages: 494
Year: 2002
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Plunges into the Universe is your anecdote to boring science text books. Uncle John and his loony lab partners will take you back to the Big Bang and forward to the distant future. You'll see the science in everything around (and inside) you, and learn the truth about the most egregious science myths (such as--you can't "sweat like a pig" because pigs don't sweat). How many amazing facts await your visual cortex in these 494 pages made up of atoms (print version) or bits and bytes (e-book)? As Carl Sagan would have said, "Billions and Billions!" So put on your thinking cap and check out... * Pluto denied * Kitchen chemistry * Football gets physics-al * Planet Earth's sudden hot flashes * Food's incredible journey...through you * The science of surfing, skating, and snowboarding * How they plugged the hole in the ozone layer * How "defenseless" animals stay alive * Sci-fi that's more fi than sci * Ancient astronomers * Know your clouds And much, much more!
Uncle Toms Companions: Or, Facts Stranger than Fiction. A Supplement to Uncle Toms Cabin
Author: John Passmore Edwards
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1629216801
Pages:
Year: 2018-03-22
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Uncle Toms Companions: Or, Facts Stranger than Fiction. A Supplement to Uncle Toms Cabin is a collection of short biographies of famous former slaves, such as Frederick Douglass and William Wells Brown.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.
Clay Thompson's Valley 101
Author: Clay Thompson
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 0935810714
Pages: 162
Year: 2003-11-01
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A collection of oddly informative columns by the Arizona Republic's Clay Thompson. Newcomers and longtime Arizona residents have challenged Mr. Thompson with questions, both vital and obscure. His witty responses entertain readers daily. This is the first compilation of his work.

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