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The Compleat Thunks Book


By: Ian Gilbert

Price: CAD $22.95

Publisher: CROWN HOUSE PUBLISHING

Imprint: Crown House Publishing

224 Pages

7.8 X 5.2 X 0.59 ins

ISBN:  9781781352724 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 08/24/2017

In The Compleat Thunks Book Ian Gilbert brings together classic Thunks from a number of his books, as well as hundreds of new ones, all designed to make your brain hurt as you think, question, debate and argue your way to a better understanding of how to survive in a world gone dangerously bonkers.

We are living in an age in which facts don't count, certainty no longer exists and complexity means we never quite know what just happened, let alone what will happen next. To better prepare ourselves for such a world, we need a brain workout that isn't so much about finding answers as getting our heads around questions.

We need The Compleat Thunks Book a collection of beguiling questions about everyday things that stop you in your tracks and help you start to look at the world in a whole new light. At times controversial and often provocative, Ian Gilbert's brainteasers are sure to stimulate philosophical enquiry and debate during the thinking, reasoning, logic or panic employed in arriving at (or deviating from) the answers and conversations that ensue. In other words, it's not about the answers at all and, as in life, there are none at the back of the book.

Covering as wide a variation of topics as possible - from love and lies to parking a car and molesting robots - The Compleat Thunks Book will appeal to people of all ages, tastes and prejudices, and can be used to steer pub, dinner party or family discussions away from the same old topics.


Ian Gilbert is an award-winning author and editor, a leading educational speaker and entrepreneur and a man who the IB World magazine named as one of its top 15 educational "visionaries". He established Independent Thinking in 1994 as a platform for leading practitioners to share their work in bringing the best out of all children. Currently based in Hong Kong, he has lived and worked in the UK, South America and the Middle East and so has a special perspective on classrooms and systems, what works and what definitely doesn"t.



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