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Talking Turkey

by Robert Hendrickson Skyhorse (February 11, 2014)

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where...


The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List

by Duane Swierczynski Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

In 1949, a crime reporter looking for a way to fill a column published the nation’s ten worst criminals as classified by the FBI: two accused murderers, four escaped convicts, a bank robber, and three “confidence...


American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide

by Anthony Dias Blue HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

The incomparable Anthony Dias Blue—the world's leading expert on American wine—has revised and updated his definitive reference on America's wine-producing regions and wines. Both entertaining and informative...


Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...


Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology,...


mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world,...


Why Girls Can't Throw

by Mitchell Symons HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting!

Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the...


Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

by Henry Beard & Christopher Cerf Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2012)

IGNORE THIS BOOK AT YOUR PERIL!

Did you know that carrots cause blindness and bananas are radioactive? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veritable petri dish...


The Illinois Wildlife Encyclopedia

by Scott Shupe Skyhorse (April 02, 2019)

Illinois’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance and the state’s first Europeans...


The Florida Wildlife Encyclopedia

by Scott Shupe Skyhorse (May 28, 2019)

Florida’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance. The state’s first European...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

by Chuck Wills Thunder Bay Press (August 01, 2013)

A complete look at weapons--from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, from spears to swords.

When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains...


Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood (Collins Little Books)

by John Abernethy Collins (September 07, 2017)

From prehistoric Scotland to the Brexit referendum, this little book covers all of the main events in Scottish history.

A concise and excellent guide to Scottish history and how Scotland has come to be what...


The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

by Christian Rätsch & Albert Hofmann Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 25, 2005)

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances

• Explores how using psychoactive...


Weedopedia

by Will B High Adams Media (October 18, 2010)

There's more to marijuana than smoking it. And in this one-stop, one-stoke resource, you'll learn it all. With more than 800 entries covering everything from Afghan Kush to Zombieland, this awesome collection...


Perfect.

by Tom Moynihan Adams Media (July 18, 2012)

What is perfect?

Now that is the perfect question.

It's a 300 if you're at the bowling alley. A 2400 if you're taking the SATs. And firm with a warm, red center if you order your steak medium-rare.

While the execution...


The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients

by Lexa Rosean Pocket Books (October 18, 2005)

Bringing the art and magick of casting spells to the masses, Lexa Rosean is the new face of Wicca.

In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting...


How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

Do snakes sneeze?

Why didn't the three musketeers carry muskets?

What happens to the holes that are punched out of looseleaf paper?

Why don't people smile in old photos?

Pop culture guru David...


The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

by Emily Bestler Books Atria Books (April 01, 2015)

Everything you need to know about Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series!

Hailed as “the king of high-concept political intrigue” (Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of...