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The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky1
The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists No. 2 by Irving Wallace2
Book of Lists #3 by Amy Wallace3
The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists/the '90s Edition by David Wallechinsky4
The new book of lists : the original compendium of curious information by David Wallechinsky5
The book of lists: the original compendium of curious information (Canadian edition) by David WallechinskyCanada

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  1. The People's Almanac by Irving Wallace (1975)
  2. David Wallechinskys 20th Century: History With the Boring Parts Left Out by David Wallechinsky (1995)
  3. mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory by Will Pearson (2011)
  4. Schott's Almanac 2006 by Ben Schott (2005)
  5. The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams (1984)
  6. The People's Almanac Presents the Book Lists No. 2 by Irving Wallace
  7. Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days by Ken Jennings (2008)
  8. Book of What: A Thesaurus of Things Everyday And Esoteric (Collector's Library) by Rodney Dale (2004)
  9. Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses? and Other Imponderables of Everyday Life by David Feldman (1990)
  10. The Odd Index: The Ultimate Compendium of Bizarre and Unusual Facts by Stephen J. Spignesi (1994)
  11. The Book of Firsts by Ian Harrison (2003)
  12. The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People by Irving Wallace (1981)
  13. The Best, Worst, & Most Unusual: Noteworthy Achievements, Events, Feats & Blunders of Every Conceivable Kind by Bruce Felton (1975)
  14. The Great Canadian Book of Lists by Randy Ray (1999)
  15. New Book of Rock Lists by Dave Marsh (1994)

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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