Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi

by: Magda Burdzynska (illustrator)

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Quarks, Elephants & Pierogi: Poland in 100 Words / ISBN 9781912278169 / 240-page hardcover published by Centrala Books (UK)

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An eye-catching new book introducing Polish culture to English-language readers.

Can you distill the essence of a country into just 100 words? We think so.

Written by Mikołaj Gliński, Matthew Davies and Adam Żuławski, and illustrated by award-winning graphic designer Magda Burdzynska, Quarks, Elephants & Pierogi: Poland in 100 Words is made up of a series of 100 full-colour illustrations and articles that each discuss all sorts of Polish words, such as miłość (love), imieniny (name day), ojczyzna (fatherland), wolność (freedom), and even filiżanka (tea cup). Often via etymology, each word is an entry point to the multi-layered world of Polish culture and history.

Winner of Most Beautiful Books in Poland in the Guide category.