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The Order of Things: How hierarchies help us make sense of the world
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Jackie Strachan Jane Moseley
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The Order of Things: How hierarchies help us make sense of the world

Jackie Strachan Jane Moseley


9781472139900

Little Brown


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192 pages

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An informative book of lists, attractively designed, to fill in the gaps in our grasp of hierarchies of all kinds, from angels to seraphim and from kitchen boys to chefs de cuisine.

From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order...), we introduce hierarchies, pecking orders and ranks to every aspect of our lives, from society and religion to leisure and the law, establishing priorities and bringing order to our world.

This miscellany of the various hierarchies that govern our existence ranges from the prosaically earthbound, in the form of roads and freeways, to the esoterically celestial, in the form of angels, seraphim, cherubims, archangels and so on.

Who is more senior in a Chinese triad, a White Paper Fan or a Red Pole? What trumps a Straight Flush in poker? How many ranks are there between a Detective and a Colonel in the American police? What's the next step up from the Court of Appeal? What is a Royal Peculiar and where does it stand in the hierarchy of the British church? Which sea states lie between Calm and Phenomenal? In a Roman legion, how many men made up a Cohort and how many Cohorts a Legion? What is the hierarchy in the US government?

Knowing where something - or someone - stands in the order of things helps us quite literally to put it into context.

By:   Jackie Strachan, Jane Moseley
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 223mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   306g
ISBN:   9781472139900
ISBN 10:   1472139909
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jackie Strachan (Author) JACKIE STRACHAN is an experience and creative publishing industry professional, one of the people behind JMS Translation and Editorial, which does work for companies all over the world.Jane Moseley (Author) JANE MOSELEY is an experienced and creative publishing industry professional, one of the people behind JMS Translation and Editorial, which does translation and editing work and produces copy for companies large and small all over the world.

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