The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders [NOOK Book]

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Utterly compelling!
Barbara Ann Kipfer has elevated the list to high art and bestselling pleasure. A foremost expert of classification, in The Order of Things, she does for life what her previous books do for happiness and wisdom—organize it in a way that is brilliantly conceived.
The The Order of Things is practical, entertaining, eclectic, and impossible to put down. Beginning with Earth—Smog Alert States, Rain Forest Layers, Coal Sizes— and ...
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The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders

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Overview

Utterly compelling!
Barbara Ann Kipfer has elevated the list to high art and bestselling pleasure. A foremost expert of classification, in The Order of Things, she does for life what her previous books do for happiness and wisdom—organize it in a way that is brilliantly conceived.
The The Order of Things is practical, entertaining, eclectic, and impossible to put down. Beginning with Earth—Smog Alert States, Rain Forest Layers, Coal Sizes— and ending with General Knowledge and Philosophy (the I Ching's 64 "chapters," Ludwig Wittgenstein's four-step Method of Overcoming Puzzlement), it is a 14-chapter taxonomy of the world as we know it:

• The Seven Hills of Rome, the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Dwarfs—check.
• The belt degrees of karate and judo, weight classes of professional and amateur boxing, flower names of the golf holes at Augusta—check.
• The hierarchy of the FBI, publication order of Shakespeare's plays, cuts of beef, Freud's divisions of the human psyche, order of rank in world armies and navies, Jupiter's satellites, ships' bells, traditional and modern wine measures, blood-pressure levels, fastest animals—check.

A completely indispensable reference—check.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761166139
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/22/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 615
  • Sales rank: 875,171
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of numerous Workman books including 14,000 Things to be Happy About. She is a lexicographer and author whose many works include thesauri and other reference books, spiritually themed books, and list books. She lives in New England. Her website is thingstobehappyabout.com.


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Table of Contents

Preface
The Earth
The Natural World
Transportation & Technology
Mathematics & Measurements
Religion
World Rulers
Government & Military
Society & Social Institutions
The Arts
Business & Economics
Home Life
Sports & Recreation
General Knowledge & Philosophy
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    The Order Of Things

    I loved this book because of all the information it contained. You can spend hours reading it. There are a lot of fascinating things in it.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    It's a wonderful reference book.

    It's a wonderful reference book.

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