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100 1  Mikul, Chris,|eauthor. 
245 14 The eccentropedia :|bthe most unusual people who have ever
       lived /|cby Chris Mikul ; illustrations by Glenn Smith. 
264  1 London :|bHeadpress,|c2012. 
300    1 online resource :|billustrations 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
347    data file|2rda 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    The contrarian is the individual who probably springs most
       often to mind when people hear the word 'eccentric'. 
       Contrarians are the people who do not give a fig for 
       social conventions and determinedly go their own way, 
       whether it's in their clothing, habits, beliefs, hobbies 
       or living arrangements. Their spiritual father is Diogenes,
       and they have absolutely no doubt that they are the 
       sensible ones and it is the rest of the world that is out 
       of step. Contrarians, especially in England, are often 
       associated with the aristocracy (who after all, do often 
       have the time and money to be able to live exactly as they
       please), yet they may come from all walks of life, and 
       indeed, some of the most notable have literally lived on 
       the streets, becoming in the process well-known and often 
       well-loved individuals. It is the contrarians that John 
       Stuart Mill was thinking of when he wrote in On Liberty, 
       'That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief 
       danger of the time.' Mill understood that conformity in a 
       society breeds stagnation. By rejecting conventions, 
       eccentrics demonstrate new ways of thinking and living. Of
       course, what may seem outrageous or crazy to an 
       eccentric's contemporaries may be judged as eminently 
       reasonable and sensible by later generations (Charles 
       Waterton's early conservation efforts and Victoria 
       Woodhull's tilt at the White House being but two of many 
       examples that could be given). 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Eccentrics and eccentricities|vBiography. 
650  0 Eccentrics and eccentricities|vAnecdotes. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xHistorical.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xPersonal Memoirs.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xPolitical.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xPresidents & Heads of State.
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xReference.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xRich & Famous.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xRoyalty.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Eccentrics and eccentricities.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00901271 
650  7 Exzentriker.|0(DE-588)4153437-2|2gnd 
655  7 Anecdotes.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423876 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
700 1  Smith, Glenn. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aMikul, Chris.|tEccentropedia.|dLondon : 
       Headpress, 2012|z9781900486828|w(OCoLC)761851093 
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