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1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Schultz, Patricia

$66.30 $24.39

Patricia Schultz curates the world, captivating our hearts with this extraordinary new visual edition of her iconic bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall of China. Elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The eye-filling ch...


1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Schultz, Patricia

$66.30 $21.49

Patricia Schultz curates the world, captivating our hearts with this extraordinary new visual edition of her iconic bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall of China. Elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The eye-filling ch...


The Book of Questions
Stock, Gregory

$11.86 $5.79

The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing...


The Secret Language of Color
Eckstut, Joann

$39.71 $21.49

In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world. Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades ...


Weird New York: Your Guide to New York's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Gethard, Chris

$19.50 $8.69

It's called the Empire State because, as any New Yorker will tell you, it's the state by which all others are measured. And it certainly takes the cake for odd legends, bizarre beasts, and twisted mysteries. Go say hi to Jumper and Grumpy at America's largest pet cemetery. Avoid the screaming and...


National Geographic Guide to the World's Supernatural Places: More Than 250 Spine-Chilling Destinations Around the Globe
Bartlett, Sarah

$34.47 $10.89

Witches and demons, ghosts and vampires, aliens and voodoo spirits...from spooky to chilling to downright weird, signs of the supernatural have terrified - and fascinated - people for centuries. Dare to discover some of the world’s most puzzling enigmas in this remarkable book, which reveals a da...


Weird Louisiana: Your Travel Guide to Louisiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Manley, Roger

$25.95 $10.09

Your travel guide to the land of voodoo, hoodoo, and backwater bayous! Just hearing the name "Louisiana" is enough to conjure up all sorts of strange visions in one’s imagination: haunted Old South plantations, French Quarter mansions, and white marble and limestone towers that house the dead. An...


The De-Textbook
Plume Books

$24.00 $11.49

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even...


Weird N. J. (Vol.2)
Moran, Mark

$17.95 $7.99

Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran's Weird N.J. launched the successful Weird U.S. series, but the Marks always knew their home state had more bizarre stories worth telling. So back they went . . . and what did they find? The pathway of a doctor's office paved with tombstones, a bowling-ball pyramid, a...


Big Questions from Little People and Simple Answers from Great Minds
Harris, Gemma Elwin

$33.13 $10.09

A charming and informative collection that reveals how the world works--compiled from schoolchildren's questions and explained by renowned specialists, including scientists, philosophers, writers, and others.


America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Baker, Kevin

$39.71 $7.99

All made in America: The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden...


Follow This Thread: A Maze Book to Get Lost In
Eliot, Henry

$24.00 $8.69

Beautifully designed and gorgeously illustrated, this immersive, puzzle-like exploration of the history and psychology of mazes and labyrinths evokes the spirit of Choose Your Own Adventure, the textual inventiveness of Tom Stoppard, and the philosophical spirit of Jorge Luis Borges.Labyrinths ar...


Weird Indiana
Marimen, Mark

$19.82 $7.29

Enjoy a relaxing picnic in Shades of Death Park. Witness those eerie glowing spots known as Moody's Light. Slap another layer of color onto the world's biggest ball of paint, and yes, that really is a pink-spectacled elephant drinking a martini on the side of the road! From a town called Santa Cl...


An Uncommon History of Common Things (Volume 2)
Petroski, Henri (Foreword by)

$53.04 $21.49

This vivid, engrossing book reveals the fascinating stories behind the objects in your world, what you wear, what you eat, what entertains you, and more. Discover the history behind the world's tallest skyscrapers, find out when people first started drinking caffeine and why it wakes us up, and l...


The Qi Book of General Ignorance
Lloyd, John

$18.99 $5.79

An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI.


Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives
Oliver, Harry

$16.00 $4.39

The fascinating and funny origins of everyday objects - bliss for history hounds, language lovers and trivia buffs. In this delightful volume, Harry Oliver reveals the most unusual and unexpected stories behind the household necessities, toys, common objects, technological advances, and everyday ...


Brick Shakespeare
Sweeney, Monica (Edited)

$26.45 $11.49

Enjoy four of Shakespeare's tragedies told with LEGO bricks. Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare's iconic poetry and marvel at what can be d...


Bizarre World: A Collection of the World's Creepiest, Strangest, and Sometimes Most Hilarious Traditions
Ross, E. Reid

$21.20 $7.99

Every culture handles life differently. From the “blackening of the bride” in Scotland and the custom of not looking babies in the eyes in Kenya, to enlisting geese as part of the police squad in China and the tradition of children eating bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast in Amsterdam,...


Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything
Discover Magazine

$18.50 $8.69

How much do you know about . . . obesity, sleep, meteors, aliens, bees, sperm banks, sex in space, duct tape, germs, airport security, death, ancient weapons, rats, the Internet, birth, weather, milk, mosquitoes, your body, space disasters. Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything ...


Tales of the Weird Unbelievable True Stories (National Geographic)
Braun, David (Edt)

$21.50 $8.69

This reader features the most wildly popular, incredibly weird, and totally true stories from National Geographic's Daily News site presented in a compact, fact-filled reader. It will be a must-have for fans of Braun's website and for fans of "fun fact" books like the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader...


The Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom
Kelly, Ferous

$17.17 $8.69

A delightful treasury of Irish culture, including toasts, quips, and history. From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the ...


The United States of Strange: 1,001 Frightening, Bizarre, Outrageous Facts About the Land of the Free and the Home of the Frog People, the Cockroach H
Grzymkowski, Eric

$18.95 $7.29

Behind the portrait of America that history classes, news reports, and boring documentaries have painted lies a strange and perplexing country that you couldn't imagine even in your wildest dreams. Featuring 1,001 shocking facts, this book reveals all the secrets and weirdness that you never knew...


Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises
Long, David

$19.87 $2.99

A book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London.A fascinating tour of London's most bizarre locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curiou...


How Things Are Made
Rose, Sharon

$26.45 $8.69

For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered, "how do they make those?" - here is an entertaining, illustrated exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items. What are bulletproof vests made of? How do they get lipstick into the tube? How much brass does it take to make a ...


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