Tidligere har Frode Øverli og Atle Nielsen gitt deg alt du ikke trenger å vite om fotball, popmusikk og film. Nå er de her igjen med den store boken der unyttig informasjon virkelig kommer til sin rett. Her er det beste fra de tre tidligere bøkene og massevis av ny unyttig kunnskap. Visste du at Elvis ikke likte fisk og at Rolling Stones heter Lapides Provolventes på latin? Eller at det faktisk er forbudt å fiske hval i Oklahoma? Eller at bier ikke har ører? Boken er spekket med unyttig info, med Frode Øverlis karakteristiske tegninger som reisefølge.
Før fjellene ble født, før jorden og verden ble til, ja, fra evighet til evighet er du, Gud. Utgangspunktet for Steinar Aanestad sin diktsamling er nettopp dette: En søken etter Gud.
I diktsamlingen "Livet, årstidene og evigheten" evner Aanestad å gå inn i kjernen av det mange tenker og tror, han setter ord på følelser og tar tempen på livserfaringer.
Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account.
The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, Chomsky explores how America's talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions. Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he provides nuanced, surprising insights into the workings of modern-day imperial power. The world's political and financial elite have become ever more insulated from democratic constraints on their actions. Chomsky shines a powerful light on this inconvenient truth.
With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening the survival of our civilization, the message has never been more pertinent or more urgent: the need for an engaged and active public to steer the world away from disaster grows ever greater. Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are from the lone authoritative voice courageous and clear-sighted enough to tell us the truth.
A decidedly non-Ordinary family (and their talking cat) must embark on a magical mission in this tale from New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster. For any normal teenage boy, having two and a half younger sisters would be enough to deal with. But Simwan Deavy s life isn t normal.
His family is non-Ord short for non-Ordinary which means that at school, he and his sisters learn hexing and enchanting along with history and math. It also means they have a ghost for an uncle and a cat who talks. Still, everything is going well for Simwan until a bottle of Truth is stolen from the local pharmacy. Now the Deavys favorite woods are under threat from development their mother, whose life depends on the Truth, is growing weaker and the world as they know it might never be the same.
With the help of their cat, Pithfwid, the Deavys track the loathsome, horrible Crub to his lair in New York City. But the Crub has laid traps, turning a dangerous city into a deadly one. To succeed at their mission, the Deavys will have to stick together or the Truth may be lost forever."
'Why write a second book, you ask? Because there are some words I didn't use in the first one,' Ellen quipped when asked about her new collection of essays.
Sharply observant and brilliantsly absurd, Ellen's unique voice and original perspective made her first book, MY POINT...AND I DO HAVE ONE, an instant, #1 New York Times bestseller. Now she turns her attention once again to the written word, spinning simple observations into imaginative essays, mixing her trademaek self-deprecating wit with a smart sophistication perfectly tailored for the page. Here Ellen offeres riffs on everything from why a prison stay might not be so bad to a eulogy for her coffee addiction from her memories of a visit to God's house to how salespeople have figured out that saying 'It makes your ass look fabulous!' will get you to buy just about anything. Whimsical, clever and always spot-on observant, THE FUNNY THING IS...is a satisfying follow-up to Ellen's smash hit bestseller - a collection that perfectly captures the brilliance of this comic supernova.