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Neither trivial nor essential, yet always illuminating, it is antipathetic to a world of relevance. Away with dull care, farewell to vocational learning, viva epistemophilia! The Uncyclopedia is the reference book referred to purely for the purposes of delight. Highly acclaimed sports writer Gideon Haigh has turned his talents to compiling a most extraordinary book of miscellaneous fact. Now, at last in one convenient volume you can find- lists of Norse gods, phobias, poets laureate, suicide notes of the famous and all anyone needs to know about Pi. Learn how to say toast in ten languages, twenty Latin mottoes, how to flirt in Turkish, and how to dump someone in Japanese. The Uncyclopedia is the only place you'll find a list of all the men to walk on the moon, the names of all animals ever sent into space and how to signal in morse code. Defiantly idiosyncratic, The Uncyclopediais a compendium of illuminating knowledge and a delight for all inquisitive readers.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for more than thirty years, contributed to more than a hundred newspapers and magazines, written thirty books and edited seven others. His book On Warne won the British Sports Book Awards Best Cricket Book of the Year Award, the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award, the Jack Pollard Trophy, and the Waverley Library Nib Award; it was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Biography of the Year, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. The Office won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction. Other recent titles include Uncertain Corridors- Writings on Modern Cricket, End of the Road? on Australia's automotive industry, and The Deserted Newsroom, about media in a digital age.