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Glad You Asked
Glad You Asked

Glad You Asked

Intriguing Names, Facts, and Ideas for the Curious-Minded
Contributions by Michael Feldman, Edited by

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272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

ISBN 9781572438200

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2006)

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Overview

Encapsulating in brief explanations the most important people, places, things, events and ideas in the history of mankind, this educational resource features hundreds of items, many accompanied with photographs or diagrams to help provide additional information. Every entry is explained fully with a description intended to remain brief, but detailed. Running in length from 100 to 300 words, each entry is easy to read, using everyday language to explain items instead of fancy, rarely used words that appear to show off the writer’s vocabulary. The featured categories include art, culture, and pastimes; science, technology, and life; history; the world and its wonders; religion, philosophers, and ideas; and trailblazers. 

Author Biography

Michael Feldman is the host of “Whad’ Ya Know?” which airs weekly on more than 300 public radio stations across the country. Every Saturday, more nearly 1.5 million listeners (not to mention those listening on satellite radio) tune into to learn some of the most interesting and entertaining facts about the widest variety of subjects imaginable.

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From Aesop to Babe Didrikson Zaharias, artists to world wonders,

the gamut of knowledge covered by the Encyclopedia Britannica

quite simply includes everything known in the world. But how do

you compress a multiple-volume collection that takes up an entire

shelf into a user-friendly single book? You enlist the help of one

of the most widely-regarded experts on the field of wide-ranging

facts and knowledge.

 

Glad You Asked: Intriguing Facts, Names, and Ideas For The

Curious-Minded by Encyclopedia Britannica, Featuring Michael

Feldman encapsulates in brief explanation the most important

people, places, things, events and ideas in the history of mankind.

 

Hundreds of items are listed and explained, many accompanied with

photographs or diagrams to help provide additional information.

Every entry is explained fully with a descriptions intended to remain

brief, but detailed. Running in length from 100 to 300 words, each

entry is easy to read, using everyday language to explain items

instead of fancy, rarely used words that appear to show off the

writer’s vocabulary.

 

On his popular weekly radio show “Whad’ Ya Know?”, Michael Feldman uses pop culture references and a wry sense of humor to teach listeners in an engaging way. That approach is the backbone for Glad You Asked, a 200-page book that condenses an entire shelf of encyclopedias, turning the mundane into fun facts that are enjoyable to learn about.

 

The categories of information included in Glad You Asked are:

 

• Art, Culture, and Pastimes                        • Science, Technology, and Life

• History                                              • The World and Its Wonders

• Religion, Philosophers, and Ideas   • Trailblazers

 

Michael Feldman is the host of “Whad’ Ya Know?” which airs weekly on more than 300 public radio stations across the country. Every Saturday, more nearly 1.5 million listeners (not to mention those listening on satellite radio) tune into to learn some of the most interesting and entertaining facts about the widest variety of subjects imaginable.