A book about a thousand things

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a book about a thousand things

A Book About A Thousand Things by George Stimpson

“A fascinating book that I picked up at a charity sale in the antiques section. Published in 1946 some of the information is a bit antiquated, but that only lends to the books charm. Questions ranging from do elephants resent being fed tobacco? to the more useful How did kahki originate? are examples of what can be found within this book. According to the preface, these are all questions that Mr. Stimpson asked himself at one point or another and he wrote this book simply to satisfy his own curiosity. One of the best things about this book is that its the type that you can simply pick up any time, read for a bit and forget about it for a while. I also really enjoyed the randomness of the entries. Fun read!
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A Book About a Thousand Things, First Edition

This edition is text-only and without the photographs present in the first edition. Scroll down to read a sample from the book. Like the stars in the sky, this aliveness is present whether noticed or not, and when the contraction called "myself" relaxes sufficiently, the aliveness feels obvious and indisputable. That relaxation of the clenched "myself" feels like having been roused from a dream to find oneself alive and aware What is, simply is, and cannot become anything.

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