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The Resource The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs

The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs

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The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world
Title
The know-it-all
Title remainder
one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world
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A.J. Jacobs
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eng
Summary
A hilarious, intelligent-trivia-packed story from a man who read the entire Encylopedia Britannica. Early in his career, A. J. Jacobs found himself putting his Ivy League education to work at Entertainment Weekly. After five years he learned which stars have fake boobs, which stars have toupees, which have both, and not much else. This unsettling realization led Jacobs on a life-changing quest: to read the entire contents of the Encylopedia Britannica, all 33,000 pages, all 44 million words. Jacobs accumulates useful and less-so knowledge, and along the way finds a deep connection with his father (who attempted the same feat when Jacob's was a child), examines the nature of knowledge vs. intelligence, and learns how to be rather annoying at cocktail parties. Part memoir/part-education (or lack thereof), the chapters are organized by the letters of the alphabet
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Midwest
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1968-
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Jacobs, A. J.
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Read by Geoffrey Cantor
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1943-
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Cantor, G. N.
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  • Learning and scholarship
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs
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spoken word
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rdacontent.
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MWT11419150
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (900 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
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9781598871715
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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audio
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digital.
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MWT11419150
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sound
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other
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11419150
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Label
The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • sz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11419150
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (900 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598871715
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11419150
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11419150
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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