Earth: (The Book) A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) - Grand Central Publishing - 2010 - 244 pages

The terrific writers of The Daily Show have compiled a useful text for those aliens who may visit a post-apocalyptical world after mankind has expired.  I am not sure how they will find this particular book among the debris but the effort is appreciated.  Of special note are the "self-expression" interpretations of the adolescent teenage girl (Chapter 4), and the 14-page attempt to explain religion (Chapter 7).  High school would have been much easier if the textbooks had been written in this manner.  Stewart's crew does a better job of explaining human cultures in just 200+ pages than serious historians have done in their lifetimes. [JAM 1/13/2011]