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Stopping Time by Harold Edgerton*
The photos of the man who invented microsecond photography using strobe lights. Everything from atomic blasts to drops of water stopped in increments of time we don't even comprehend. An amazing book and an amazing man with big, glossy photos and text.
 
Exploring the Art and Science of Stopping Time: A CD-ROM Based on the Life and Work of Harold E. Edgerton
(Windows & Mac) by Harold E. Edgerton
A remarkable virtual tour of Edgerton's MIT lab, archives, techniques, photos and files. Poke around and walk anywhere your heart desires, view hundreds of photos and movie clips of Stopped Time.
 
Science: A History of Discovery by Trevor Williams*
A comprehensible trip thru the 20th century and all it's discoveries. A great reference book but not at all dry and boring.
"Art in the Making: Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings"*
See the secret drawings under the masterpieces and the mistakes that got painted over at the National Gallery of London. Found by infrared photography and aided by computer, a story about this book can be read on this site's Science section.
  Magnificent Universe by Ken Croswell
All I can say is WOW. A huge, glossy coffee table book with over 100 photos of everything from our moon to the Great Beyond by Hubble and others. A must for any astronomy freak
Death Scenes by Jack Huddelston
An L. A. homicide cop's 1940-50 scrapbook of local murders, odd accidents and more. Strange days back then - a woman arrested for being a Lesbian and a young suicide said to have died from 'a broken heart".
 

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UFOs: The Evidence
40 original UFO films from the files of NASA, the USSR and the US Air Force and interviews with military personnel speaking out for the first time their knowledge of or personal close encounters with UFOs. Hmmm

Deviant: The Shocking True Story of the Original 'Psycho'
by Harold Schechter
Ed Gein, the mild mannered farmer who made nipple belts, vests from women's skins, dug up his dates and worse..oh, much worse. There's a few factual books on this guy but I think this is the best. Trust me, they don't need to embellish.

  Ripley's Believe It or Not! by Julie Mooney
Info and eye-popping artwork of the strange side of every subject imaginable -coincidences, explorers, human anatomy, laws, medicine, science, sports, survival, villains, war, weather and more.
The World of Ripley's Believe It or Not *
by Julie Mooney
A huge and thick square coffee table book that I got a few photos out for the Odd Pics section. Lots of photos, drawings and interesting Ripley facts.
  Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It by Ken Alibek 21st Century Bioterrorism and Germ Weapons - U.S. Army Field Manual for
the Treatment of Biological Warfare Agent Casualties (Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague, Viral Fevers, Toxins, Delivery Methods, Detection, Symptoms, Treatment, Equipment) by Department of Defense
  Car Crashes & Other Sad Storiesby Jennifer Dumas, Mell Kilpatrick
Mell used to photograph stuff for insurance companies. Quite a record
Sabotage in the American Workplace Anecdotes of Dissatisfaction, Mischief and Revenge by Martin Sprouse
Oh, you don't have to be American for this gem. Lots of hilarious and brilliant stories of all those subtle yet effective amd gratifying paybacks you wish you would have thought of told by people from every job imaginable - who did.
Read and learn, for next time }:)
 
Dark Moon by Mary Bennet, David Percy
If you think NASA's lying, moderately BSing or just wonder what the fuss is about, this extensive book on the Apollo moon landing "Hoax" covers everything from the photos, equipment, new space radiation findings, testimony of whistle-blowers, how the "live" coverage wasn't live, how the whole thing could have been done. The book goes off on a stupid distraction to Egyptian Aliens, the Face on Mars and stuff they should have left out of this one, but has loads of documentation, interviews and technical stats on how NASA and Apollo worked - or didn't - the list of dead nay-sayers left in it's wake and info I've never seen or heard anywhere else before. Even tho my personal jury is still out, I couldn't put this hefty book down. If you're of the mind we didn't go or are just used to those internet sites as explanation, this will blow your doors off.
 

Creatures of the Deep : In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live in * by Erich Hoyt
My mouth hung open the entire time I read this book. Huge, glossy photos of the most bizarre, unimaginable monsters, most photographed for the first time here. Info of the lives lead in the various layers of sea from seals to extensive data on things like anglerfish at the left and why they look that way. Next time someone argues there can't be life elsewhere, show them this
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  Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy
After you read this and see the lovely photos, you'll run right out to your garden and get some beetles to cook up! It's protein. Lots of cultures eat bugs. Sixty yummy recipes and even where to order the damn things
Unmentionable Cuisine by Calvin Schwabe
This is a great book if you're going for shock value, with a warped sense of humor to it. Also great to put in the mailbox of that neighbor who won't shut their damn dog up or whose cat poops in your roses. MUhahahahahahah

Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Mysterious Death of an Icon
by Ian Halperin et al
Sure... just another drug addict rock star suicide. Except he had 75x the lethal dose of heroin in him, no prints were on the gun, and the 'suicide' part of Kurt's note was not in Kurt's handwriting. Could the fact he was ready to divorce that *$#@ wife of his and her prenup would leave her with nothing behind it? Oh, you bet. After I read this book and looked at Tom Grant's investigative package, I am convinced he was murdered. Even the skeptic will agree, there are some people who have questions to answer and were never asked.
  Heaven's Mirror* by Graham Hancock
The gorgeous photos by Hancock's wife make this book on the ancient sacred sites around the world polished. Archeo-astonomy from Easter Island to Angor Wat
Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory
  Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo
A 900+ page jam-packed tome of suppressed and hidden history. I found some creative BSing of facts and a few far fetched lies but so much data and valid info it's overwhelming.

condensed version
of Forbidden Archeology.

Shots in the Dark: True Crime Pictures
by Gail Buckland

A slick, nice book of photos and stories - everything from gangland hits to photos taken of a bound woman by the murderer who later killed her. This is a crime buff "must".

 

The Art of Optical Illusions* by Al Seckel
Very nice large, colorful, glossy graphics
Terrific for kids!

The Science of Illusions* by Jacques Ninio
This great book not only packed with drawings but tells the history and psychology of illusions and why they trick our brains. It's rare to have such fun learning.

 

   
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