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Obres de Charles Panati

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Nom oficial
Hudson, Charles Panati
Data de naixement
1943-03-13
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Sayville, Long Island, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educació
Villanova University
Columbia University
Professions
physicist
science editor (for Newsweek)
Agent
Ellen Levine
Biografia breu
Villanova University, Physics; Columbia University graduate, Radiation Health Physics; Radiation Physicist, Columbia Medical Center; Newsweek Science Editor; writer of TV show "The Start of Something Big" with Steve Allen; Breeds birds, has four cats, several cockatoos.

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A rundown on some fads, mainly of the twentieth century, although some allude back to more simpler times. Covers fads from the discovery of King Tut's tomb to telephone stuffing, hunkerin' and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, although some "fads" are stretching the idea of popularity; Was the song "The Monkey Time" by Major Lance really considered to have been so popular it spawned a mania?

The highlight, of course, is the section on "Yes, We Have No Bananas".
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MiaCulpa | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 29, 2020 |
After a while you can come to know what you're going to get from Charles Panati. Lots of little articles full of facts (at least I hope they are) that you can't wait but to drop into conversation so as to sound intelligent.

"Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody" muses on death for a while before moving onto other, just as upbeat topics like cemeteries and last wills and testaments. He eventually gets back to deaths with references to varying forms of capital punishments and species extinctions, stretching from the trilobite to the quagga and heath hen.

If I was a bogan and left reading material next to the toilet, this would be the sort of book you'd find in my bathroom.
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MiaCulpa | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 13, 2017 |

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Obres
16
Membres
2,945
Popularitat
#8,684
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
18
ISBN
60
Llengües
6

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