Earth (the book): a visitor's guide to the human race

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Grand Central,
Pub. Date:
2010.
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English
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The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture -- all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts. After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. EARTH (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy. Also available as an ebook and as an audiobook.
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044657922
9780446579223
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subject_facet Civilization -- Humor, History -- Humor, Human behavior -- Humor
table_of_contents To our alien readers -- To our human readers -- Earth: everything you need to know about this gently-used, pre-owned planet -- Life: a comprehensive guide to things that can be killed -- Man: an introduction to the solar system's original "bad boys" -- The life cycle: we called this living -- Society: how we overcame our basic humanity for the greater good -- Commerce: you didn't have to be crazy to work here ... but it helped -- Religion: we were sure someone was in charge -- Science: discovering nature's majesty, and then fixing it -- Culture: the ultimate expression of our humanity, minus 10% commission -- Final scores -- Why we're not here -- What we left out.
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title Earth (the book) : a visitor's guide to the human race
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