This is a stunningly detailed pop-up book that can morph into a planetarium, an infinite calendar, a message encoder, and more. Super cool.
When I thought of a hermit, I used to imagine a Biblical figure living in the desert. Then I learned about Christopher Knight, who may be history’s greatest hermit (27 years with almost zero human contact) despite living within shouting distance of Maine vacation homes from the ‘80s through the...
Like the air we breath, it can be easy to overlook something as everyday as milk. Luckily, author Mark Kurlansky has not made that mistake. This book covers everything from Fidel Castro’s obsession with dairy and ice cream, which led the CIA to attempt to assassinate him with a poisonous...
Use the red cellophane magnifying glass included in this artful book to reveal the secrets behind a number of beautifully illustrated scientific specimens, historical objects, and antique objet d’art.
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.
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