The Lore of Averages: Facts, Figures and Stories That Make Everyday Life Extraordinary

The Lore of Averages: Facts, Figures and Stories That Make Everyday Life Extraordinary

by Karen Farrington
     
 

A new title in the Arcane series of trivia books, Lore of Averages offers facts and stories that explore both meanings of the word average. Statistical averages (the average weight in turkey eaten each Thanksgiving) preface stories that prove to be anything but average (the annual Turkey Drop in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains). The uncommon origins of common phrases like …  See more details below

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A new title in the Arcane series of trivia books, Lore of Averages offers facts and stories that explore both meanings of the word average. Statistical averages (the average weight in turkey eaten each Thanksgiving) preface stories that prove to be anything but average (the annual Turkey Drop in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains). The uncommon origins of common phrases like "it's raining cats and dogs" are revealed, and fascinating anecdotes of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances abound. Over twenty illustrations complete this fascinating little compendium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860746178
Publisher:
Sanctuary Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.91(d)

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