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This is an auction for WHAT ARE THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD? AND SIXTY OTHER GREAT CULTURAL QUESTIONS, by Peter D'Epiro & Mary Desmond Pinkowish.

This is a Folio Society book in new condition.

"As phrases they are familiar: the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the twelve labours of Hercules . . . But can you name the horsemen? Why seven wonders? And who challenged Hercules to clean the Augean stables?" review:

"This book contains a hundred and one lists organized by number. For example, the chapter known as "Four" includes the following: What are the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver? What are the four conic sections? What are the four sections of a symphony orchestra? etc. What makes the book more than just a quiz generator is the lengthy explanatory text, anywhere from three to eighteen pages. These pithy essays entertain and inform, and add greatly to the volume's enjoyment. Some questions are really obscure -- what were the five rivers of the classical underworld, anyway? -- but even the easier ones can leave you scratching your head and cursing your memory. Didn't I used to know all this stuff? Then, after you knock yourself on the head and shout "Of course!", you will have the pleasure of reading a well-written essay by a co-author or one of a number of contributors. There is also a fourteen page suggested reading list, organized by subject, that includes music and URLs. Rounded out with a good index, this is very nicely done and lots of fun."

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Folio Society hardback 2005.

304 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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