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Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule : Life's Hidden Laws, Rules and Theories (Hardcover)

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"What is the shade of difference between Sod's Law and Murphy's Law? What is the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? What part do the McNaughton Rules and the Miranda Law play in criminal justice? There are plenty of books that can tell you how to succeed inlife, love or business by giving infallible sets of guidelines and self-help principles to follow. This is an anthology of the many quirky, useful or entertaining rules and laws which, if they are well known, crop up without explanation or, if confined to specialist circles, deserve to be more widely understood and appreciated. Skyscrapers, Hemlines and Eddie Murphy focuses on the most diverting, useful and intriguing of these laws, old and new, grouping principles under areas of interest, describing how they work, who invented them and how useful or otherwise they are. This is a deliberately diverse scrapbook of the attempt to provide a system - serious, humorous, eccentric or plain mischievous - for human activity across politics, science, sport, economics, the Internet, work, and life itself"--
Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Social Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Philip Gooden
Language: English
Street Date: November 5, 2015
TCIN: 50100812
UPC: 9781472915023
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3717
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