By John Oldale
Published Dec 2012
WHO…was the only modern leader to return fire during an assassination attempt?
WHY…is kissing on trains banned in France?
WHICH…island used to be home to a crocodile that jumped on its prey from trees?
WHAT…was the first song to be sung in Outer Space?
With a reasonable claim to be the most useful book ever written, John Oldale’s Who, or Why, or Which, or What…? is a cornucopia of history, travel, politics, wildlife, language – indeed, a celebration of everything which makes this planet so fascinating.
With an entry for every country, from the impenetrably immense (China) to the most completely marginal (San Marino – although it has stiff competition), this beautifully illustrated book is jammed with the most peculiar, fascinating and surprising information.
Whether you are interested in man-eating catfishes, the use of wizards to influence archery contests or the location of the Land of Hum, this is the book for you.