Book Reviews of Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? & 568 Other Popular Questions Answered

Why Do Some Shoes Squeak? & 568 Other Popular Questions Answered
Why Do Some Shoes Squeak 568 Other Popular Questions Answered
Author: George W. Stimpson
ISBN-13: 9780517455746
ISBN-10: 0517455749
Publication Date: 3/29/1992
Pages: 426
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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I didn't really like this book. I thought it sounded interesting, but found it to be pretty boring. It has lots of "fascinating" facts that are each told in a paragraph or 2.
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...At last there is one easy-to-use book available to answer those questions that seem so commonplace, yet often stump you for an answer. What is the gold standard? Why are maps made with north at the top? Why do cats always land on their feet?...Each question receives a fully researched an complete answer...
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It's not really the kind of book you would read at one sitting, or even read cover to cover. Sample questions: Why does salt melt snow? How do huckleberries differ from blueberries? Maybe now that we have the internet, this isn't as useful a book as when it was written.