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The Hobbit: How England Inspired Tolkien's Middle-Earth
Offbeat  (tags: Book, The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, England )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Small hairy feet will be back on screen again as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies marches into cinemas worldwide next week. While the film trilogy, along with the previous Lord of the Rings adaptation, were shot in New Zealand,
What Do Dictators Like to Eat?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Dictators' Dinners, A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrant, authors, Victoria Clark, Melissa Scott )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
You are what you eat - but also how you eat and who you eat with. Food can affect your mood, your bowels and your world-view, write Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott, authors of Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants.
The Book in Every Iranian Home
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Koran, Iranian )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The works of the 14th Century poet Hafez can be found in almost every Iranian home - more than 600 years after his death, the writer still offers an insight into his country's identity.
A New Book Spotlights Simon, A Donkey Who Went To Hell And Back
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, Book, donkey )

Jean
- 60 days ago - thedodo.com
All of us, animals and humans alike, carry some baggage from earlier days, either in the form of trauma and abuse, or just simple regret. Some carry a freight-train amount; others just a fanny pack. What Simon the donkey carried was almost beyond (more)
Grumpy Cat Looks as Cheesed Off as Ever at Book Launch
Offbeat  (tags: Grumpy Cat, book, launch, funny, humans, pets, society )

Giana
- 131 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Internet sensation, Grumpy Cat, lived up to her name on Thursday at her latest book launch in New York.
'Spill' Shows Deepwater Horizon Disaster in An Artistic Light
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, oil spill, book )

Cher
- 271 days ago - greenerideal.com
The Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in 2010 is still a fresh thought in peoples' minds, but a new book called Spill by photographer Daniel Beltrá is showing the effects of the BP oil spill in an artistic light.
Grumpy Cat Is Out of Control, Now Has Official Drink, Will Soon Rule World
Offbeat  (tags: Grumpy Cat, humans, world, famous, book, drink, bizarre, interesting )

Giana
- 506 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Grumpy Cat, the Internet's favorite forlorn feline, is expanding her domination of American culture with a new coffee drink called the "Grumppuccino." This comes just a week after Grumpy Cat held a book release party for its new book.
The Crow and the Kitten....An Unusual Friendship Lives On in Children's Book
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, crow, book )

Cher
- 799 days ago - halopets.com
A cat and a crow? You might not believe it, unless you saw the video that more than 9 million people have viewed, documenting Cassie the Cat and Moses the Crow's life together.
'To End All Wars:' Lessons From the Past -- Why It's So Hard to Stop Wars and Prevent New Ones
Offbeat  (tags: war, Hochschild, book )

Nancy
- 1276 days ago - alternet.org
In his newest book, To End All Wars, Hochschild takes readers on an extraordinary, novelesque journey into the unbelievable insanity of World War I and the unfathomable idiocy of the upper-crust British military leaders who orchestrated the slaughter of
70 Metal Books Found in Jordan Cave
Offbeat  (tags: Jordan, metal, book, found )

Tarequl
- 1358 days ago - daily-sun.com
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.
Best Animal Book of 2010 Tells Story of Vicks Lost Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: book, vick animal victims, tortured, survial vick animal abuser, dog killer )

Simone
- 1443 days ago - sfgate.com
I guess is what a lot of people mean when they say he's redeemed himself for his past crimes. I don't know, because I don't care about Michael Vick's second chance, no matter how many football games he wins. And here's why:
The World's Most Expensive Book
Offbeat  (tags: Book, expensive, birds )

Tarequl
- 1468 days ago - birdlife.org
A copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America has became the most expensive book ever sold when it went under the hammer at Sotheby's for a staggering US$11,542,683 (£7,321,250).
Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous
Offbeat  (tags: wwf, studies, pink dolphin, book, famous, endangered )

Simone
- 1512 days ago - thaindian.com
"Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the biggest rain forest of the world. "Amazon" is still a safe abode.
What California Students Learned Photographing Desert Tortoises Could -- and Did -- Fill a Book
Offbeat  (tags: desert tortoises, book, conservation, high school students, artists, photography )

Simone
- 1535 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Thirteen Southern California high school students are the artists behind a new photography book that explores the lives of desert tortoises, a species considered vulnerable to extinction
Unabomber: More Messages From the Unabomber, and Another Book - Latimes.Com
Offbeat  (tags: unabomber, news, book, oil, drilling, disaster, technology, failures, interesting )

Mary
- 1543 days ago - latimes.com
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster sent a torrent of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico, there was at least one person -- sitting at the moment in a federal penitentiary in Colorado -- briskly penning, "I told you so."
 

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