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  1. 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse

    10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: and 100 More Dreadfully Distasteful Lists


    Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw’s eclectic lists of the world’s very worst. Learn More
  2. A Brief History of Bad Medicine

    A Brief History of Bad Medicine


    From quack cures to infamous doctors, the history of medicine is littered with bad mistakes and unexpected discoveries. Learn More
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    A Field Guide To Household Technology


    An informative guide to curious household gadgets and gizmos. Learn More
  4. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (paperback)

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)


    In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Learn More
  5. A People's History of Science

    A People's History of Science


    Miners, Midwives, and 'Low Mechaniks'. Learn More
  6. A UFO Hunter's Guide

    A UFO Hunter's Guide: Sightings, Abductions, Hot Spots, Conspiracies, Coverups, The Identified and Unidentified, and More


    Alien abductions. Repeated UFO sightings. Conspiracies and cover-ups. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, UFOs are part of our culture. How to sort out fact from fiction? A UFO Hunter's Guide has the answers: the facts, figures, people, places, and events that make up the modern scope of UFO-ology. Learn More
  7. Ada's Algorithm

    Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age


    Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Learn More
  8. American Monsters

    American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America


    From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Learn More
  9. Among the Mermaid

    Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea


    From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Learn More
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    An American Demonology: Flying Saucers Over The White House


    Captain Edward J. Ruppelt And The Official UFO Investigation Of The United States Air Force. Learn More
  11. An Anthropologist On Mars

    An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales


    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Learn More
  12. An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches

    An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches


    City dwellers, especially in places like Manhattan, grow accustomed to having several hundred uninvited house guests in their homes at all times: cockroaches. Learn More
  13. Anatomies: A Cultural History Of The Human Body

    Anatomies: A Cultural History Of The Human Body


    An eye-opening, spine-tingling, heartwarming tour through the extraordinary history and secrets of the human body. Learn More
  14. Ancient Technology in Peru And Bolivia

    Ancient Technology in Peru And Bolivia


    David Hatcher Childress, popular Lost Cities author and star of the History Channel's long-running show Ancient Aliens, takes us to the mysterious ruins in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia in search of ancient technology and the secrets of megalith building. In his new book, packed with photos and diagrams, Childress examines the amazing stone cutting at Puma Punku near the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Learn More
  15. Animalium



    Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent. Learn More
  16. Are We Being Watched?

    Are We Being Watched?: The Search for Life in the Cosmos


    An engaging exploration with renowned astronomer Paul Murdin of how life emerged on Earth—and the possibilities that it exists elsewhere Learn More
  17. Area 51

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base


    It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Learn More
  18. The Art of Mediumship

    Art of Mediumship: Psychic Investigation, Clairvoyance, and Channeling


    The evidence for life after death is overwhelming, and scientists, from Professor William James to Dr. Gary Schwartz, have validated after-life communication. In The Art of Mediumship, discover what really goes on in a seance. Learn More
  19. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

    Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery: The Complete Coloured Plates of 1831-1854


    Anatomically correct! We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797–1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published in any language. Learn More
  20. The Autistic Brain (paperback)

    Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum


    A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate. Learn More
  21. Awakenings



    Awakenings—which inspired the major motion picture—is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Learn More
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    Axis Of The World


    This book tackles one of the most interesting and persistent mysteries pondered by mankindóthe very question of our own roots. Learn More
  23. Bad Science

    Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks


    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren’t medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what’s, well, just more bullshit? Learn More
  24. Bats Sing, Mice Giggle

    Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives


    Bats Sing, Mice Giggle is the culmination of years of fascinating scientific research that reveals how animals have secret inner lives of which, until recently, we had little proof. Learn More
  25. Beasts! Book 1

    Beasts! Book 1


    Beasts is a classic mythological menagerie comprised of creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist, depicted by about a hundred of the most acclaimed artists and cartoonists coming from the most avant-garde ambits of the art world. Learn More

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