This book—the result of one man's passion for the art of tying—has become a bible for knot-makers the world over. From the most basic hitch to astonishingly complex decorative patterns, this is the only book on knots you'll ever need.
See your home and neighborhood through the eyes of the bad guy with this fascinatingly in-depth look at the methods experienced burglars use to "case the joint".
Written at the beginning of the 19th century, this novel of interlocking stories of travel, seduction, conspiracy, occultism, and general bewilderment was centuries ahead of its time. Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have promoted the film adaptation as a classic of world cinema.
Behind every almost famous artist, scientist, explorer, or entrepreneur is a story in many ways more interesting than that of their more celebrated kin. This book explores the saga of near achievement while celebrating mankind's silver medalists.
This gorgeous book traces how humans have attempted to understand the cosmos through the ages. Explore ancient astronomical charts, medieval illuminations of the heavens, supercomputer renderings of the structure of the universe, and hundreds more illustrations, maps, and diagrams that range from antiquity to the present day.
A charming book by a British travel writer visiting his ancestral homeland of Ireland for the first time. Through his travels (and the bars he finds along the way), McCarthy explores this concept of “genetic memory”—can you feel like you are from a place, even before you’ve actually been there?
As a person that grew up in Northern New Jersey, I have long been fascinated by the ecosystem known as the Meadowlands, but didn’t know all that much about it. Robert Sullivan’s book gave me a whole new appreciation for these often maligned wetlands, their flora and fauna, and their...
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