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Top 10 of Everything 2013: The Ultimate Book of Lists Hardcover – 15 Sep 2006


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (15 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600615324
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600615323
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 2.5 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,477,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Russell Ash is best known for his annual 'The Top Ten of Everything' and other popular reference works, but he is also the author of numerous humour titles. His extensive research work encompasses biographical studies and genealogy. www.RussellAsh.com

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What is so appealing about a list? It's tidy, it's pithy, it's easy on the eyes and noggin. In this over-saturated age of information inundation, the list presents preorganised data in a format that doesn't require a lot of concentration or drain vast stores of brain wattage. Even the weariest intellect can enjoy a list of 10 data points. Ten most suicidal countries? Lithuania, Estonia and Hungary get top billing. The best-selling postcard in the Tate Gallery is of The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, whereas the top postcard in London's National Gallery shows Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers. And the list of top 10 countries with the most video rental outlets starts with the US, Pakistan,and China, and South Korea and Romania don't trail far behind.

Russell Ash provides lists on the universe and the earth, animals and vegetation, births, deaths and political achievements. There are city lists and country lists, building lists and park lists, as well as lists pertaining to music, books, movies, theatre, transportation, sports and the commercial world, plus a special section of millennium-milestone lists to prepare us for the next century.

The top 10 reasons to get The Top Ten of Everything? It is:
1.Entertaining
2.Educational
3.Fine Bathroom Reading
4.An Excellent Statistical Resource
5.Fun to Read Aloud to Anyone Who'll Listen
6.Doesn't Require a V-Chip
7.Portable
8.Great Classroom Reference
9.Keeps the Back Seat Quiet During Family Trips
10.It Has Only One Adverse Side-Effect: Know-It-All-ism.

--Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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"fascinating read", "very interesting and educational."
-- Aberdeen Evening Express

"laid out in a clean, accessible style and brimming with great
pictures, this is a book you'll want to dip in to again and again"
-- Brighton Argus

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jun 2001
Format: Paperback
I have bought this book in the past and I have thought it was excellent. When it came to Christmas 2000, I was asked what I would like and the book I decided on was the 'Top Ten Of Everything 2001'. After reading some of it on the night of Boxing Day, it was extremely hard to put down. A feature which I like about it is if it is talking about countries, even if the U.K. does not qualify in the top 10 of the category, they will include the data on it.
Overall, if anyone wanted to know whether it was worth their while to spend the amount of money on the book, I would definitely say yes.
Enjoy reading it if you do buy it!!
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book as a leaving present for someone at work and he seemed a bit disappointed at first, but by the end of the day he was saying "Did you know that..." and everybody wanted to read it! An excellent book for anyone who likes to know unusual facts e.g. the top 10 countries for car and bike thefts. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
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Format: Hardcover
The Guiness book of records just show the class leaders in their specific areas. Howver,seeing who nearly did something, or the 2nd through to the 10th best of something else, is a fascinating read, and will keep you entertained for hours.
It also makes you a bit of a supremo when it comes to pub quizzes!!
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top ten brill can use to do quizis some info will be out dated but other info cant be changed through history eg first 10 people to walk on the moon you can ask who was the 5th person to walk on the moon in a quiz book full of facts and figures
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lester on 2 Oct 2006
Format: Hardcover
The Top 10 of everything, well... I wouldn't go so far to say that this book covers everything. What I would say is that this book is entertaining and can be a good reference book.
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