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Beyond N by rachelresnik
June 13, 2012, 6:48 pm
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I’m starting a new blog feature to highlight some of the items in our collection that you won’t find browsing the N sections (that’s where we put the traditional art books). Let me know what you think.


Giant Squid Book

Haggis-on-Whey, Doris. Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid. San Fransisco: McSweeney’s, 2006.

Call #: GC21 .A55 2006


Book Description from the McSweeney’s website:

Introducing the third installment in a proposed series of 377 reference books, all written by Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey, a team of highly energized and deeply focused scientists with over sixty-seven combined years of experience at their command, including six months spent lifting awkwardly-sized boxes.


Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid, advances many heretofore unexplored discoveries and opinions, including squid dating dos and don’ts, why squid are not at all able to watch television in black and white, the ways in which people who don’t know any better might think fish are not animals, the long-term effects of salt water on musical theater, and also the adventure of Gunther.

Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey has seventeen degrees from eighteen institutions of higher learning. She is a world-renowned and much-feared expert on just about everything. With her husband Benny, she has traveled the world over, and has learned about all aspects of life, including outer space and food, first-hand. She has written or will soon write over 147 books.

Interior pages are full color and illustrated without reserve. This book does not contain a warning label, but if it did, it would advise readers to enjoy its pages only in small and furtive doses, such as while waiting your turn at tetherball.



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