Join Quality Paperback Book Club for a great deal on AN INCOMPLETE EDUCATION
It’s no secret that our education system isn’t producing too many Renaissance boys and girls these days. But if your schooling deprived you of essential knowledge (like the difference between fission and fusion, or the meaning of disinflation), it’s not too late. This updated edition of the perennially popular reference bible has been outfitted with a whole new arsenal of info on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. It includes 3,684 tidbits in all—more than you ever could have learned in school (even if you hadn’t been sleeping in class).
Know it all
Why are Shiites and Sunnis always at each other’s throats? Is postmodernism dead? And what in blazes are transcendental numbers? An Incomplete Education answers these questions and thousands more with wry wit and impressive authority. Pick your poison: American Studies, Art History, Economics, Film, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Science, World History—Education expertly distills the bottom line on each. And if you already have a handle on the basics, this edition will challenge you with an expanded treatment of the geopolitical upheavals of the past decade, from South America’s economic freefall to the violent radicalization of the Muslim world to the trade agreements defining twenty-first century globalization. Of course, if that’s not quite enough, you can always peruse “A Nervous American’s Guide to Living” and “Loving on Five Continents” before you answer a personal ad in the International Herald Tribune.
So, what really happened in Plato’s cave? Wouldn’t you like to know…
Quality Paperback Book Club for more information