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Curiosities & Wonders

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  • Politics Weird-o-Pedia

    The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts about Politics

    by Tim Rowland

    series Weird-o-Pedia
    Government and politics might seem twisted today, but they’ve always been strange.There’s something about public office that, throughout time, has transcended normalcy. Politics Weird-o-Pedia presents some of the oddest and most interesting political absurdities and tidbits from around the world, from Peter the Great’s tax on beards to a lawmaker’s mistress whom he kept on the congressional ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Australia's Greatest Disasters: The tragedies that have defined the nation

    by John Miller

    Australia is a land of extremes where searing heat and devastating floods can both take their toll. It is also a land of vast distances, leaving it vulnerable to calamaties at sea, by rail and in the air. AUSTRALIAS GREATEST DISASTERS charts the events that have caused not only tragic loss of human life, but also economic and environmental devastation. From Cyclone Tracy and the Ash Wednesday ... Read more

    $4.54 AUD

  • Full Moon over Noah's Ark

    An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond

    by Rick Antonson

    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics.Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

    The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illmuniati, Skull & Bones, Black Helicopters, teh New World Order, and Many, Many More

    by Arthur Goldwag

    Did you know?• Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.• The Knights Templarbegan as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers.• Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51.An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Haunted People

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #5
    Paranormal expert Hans Holzer investigates the strangest cases of possession—the rare and disturbing instances when a ghost attaches itself to a living personProfessor Hans Holzer explores the chilling phenomenon of possession: when a ghost is not yet ready to pass on to the next stage and thus inhabits a living person. These cases are not nearly as common as haunted houses or places, but do occur ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Weird-o-pedia

    The Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

    by Alex Palmer

    Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food).NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time).PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROM HOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Stay-Behinds

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #9
    Paranormal expert Hans Holzer investigates some of the strangest and most difficult cases of loved ones who are simply not ready to leave their earthly livesThe “stay-behind,” a term coined by professor Hans Holzer, is a ghost who is not prepared to move to the “other side,” but prefers to remain among loved ones and its former home. In Stay-Behinds, Holzer reveals some of the most famous cases of ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • 5 People Who Died During Sex

    and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists

    by Karl Shaw

    All in perfectly bad tastePrepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted, and hugely entertained by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Nothing is too inane, too insane, too bizarre, or too distasteful for this incredible, seemingly impossible, but absolutely true collection of facts from across the ages and around the world.Did you know……that Pope Benedict XII was such a hardened boozer that he ... Read more

    $13.52 AUD

  • Final Chapters

    How Famous Authors Died

    by Jim Bernhard

    Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prizewinning authorFamous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers’ encounters with death-and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance.Francis Bacon ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • This House Is Haunted

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #10
    Join paranormal expert and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer as he investigates the most famous, and infamous, real-life haunted housesPerhaps no other paranormal situation captures our imagination more than a haunted house. The idea of sharing a home with the dead is unsettling for the current inhabitants, but according to professor Hans Holzer, it can be equally as upsetting to the ghost. ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures

    by Stephen Pile

    THE SUNDAY TIMES HUMOUR BOOK OF THE YEAR'One of the few books to make me laugh out loud' Sunday ExpressWith Stephen Pile's The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures, celebrate the very best in failure with this all new collection of outrageously funny misadventures from the author of the classic number one bestseller The Book of Heroic Failures.Anyone can be a success, but it takes rea... ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Psychic Photography: The Visual Proof

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #1
    Professor Hans Holzer carefully examines historic photographic evidence of ghosts and paranormal activity, explaining which images contain convincing proof and which may be trickeryFor more than a century, psychic researchers have amassed a body of photographic evidence of the afterlife. Indeed, according to professor Hans Holzer, photography gives us one of the greatest tools in documenting souls ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained

    Investigations Into the Fantastic, the Bizarre and the Disturbing

    by John Marlowe

    A vast country spanning an entire continent, Canada is a land of many secrets. Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained is a compelling exploration into some of the country's most baffling events, creatures and personages. From the chilling fate of the Franklin Expedition, to the brutal murder of magnate Harry Oakes and the repeated sightings of the enigmatic Sasquatch, author John Marlowe delves ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Shag Harbour UFO Incident

    by Vortex

    The Shag Harbour UFO Incident was the reported impact of an unknown large object into waters near Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on October 4, 1967. ... Read more

    $1.25 AUD

  • Haunted Places

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #6
    Join paranormal expert and ghost hunter Hans Holzer as he investigates the most famous haunted locations around the worldGhosts have been known to haunt not only houses but other locations as well—such as dark forests, trains, ships, and even airplanes. Professor Hans Holzer looks at several of the most menacing of these cases, from the ghost bride of Nob Hill in San Francisco to the “gray man” of ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • The Voynich Manuscript

    by Wilfrid Voynich and 1 more

    This ebook is the complete reproduction of the preserved Voynich Manuscript, formatted for high resolution color ebook reader displays. The Voynich manuscript, also known as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912.Much of the manuscript ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Famous Ghosts

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #3
    Join paranormal expert and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer as he tracks the ghosts of Americans who made history, including national heroes, Hollywood stars, and famous and infamous figures who made headlinesIn this groundbreaking book, Hans Holzer tracks down the most famous and infamous ghosts who lurk among national monuments, historical houses and mansions, and even museums. Holzer ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Superstitions

    and why we have them

    by Max Cryer

    In Superstitions, Max Cryer explains the origins of many of the things we commonly say and observe and why we continue to include them in our lives: kissing under the mistletoe, the unlucky number thirteen, the significance of the bridal bouquet, saying ‘bless you’ after sneezing, the hanging of a horseshoe, the danger in opals, the Leap Year proposal. So many aspects of our lives are coloured by ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Rocks and Minerals of The World

    Geology for Kids - Minerology and Sedimentology

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Rocks & Minerals Books
    Those stones you see might be an important mineral that the Earth creates. This book will open your child’s minds to the importance of the rocks and minerals you can dig up. It is a very informative book that is complete with images and just the right amount of texts too. Go ahead and get a copy of this book today! ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals

    by Rebecca Crew

    Did you know that the peacock mantis shrimp has the most powerful punch on Earth? That vampire spiders are attracted to your smelly socks? That the lesser water boatman is the loudest animal in the world and its instrument is its own penis? Or that concave-eared frogs have a secret language that only males can hear? From the mother-eating black-lace weaver spiders to Texas horned lizards that can ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Mysteries Of Time Travel: 35 Cases Of Time Travel Intrusion

    by George Kempland and 1 more

    The authors of DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON "They" Are Watching Us! now delve into the Mysteries of Time Travel, and explore 35 true cases of:- The incredible Map of the Creator, a 120-million-year-old, aerial map- The 500- million-Year-old hammer- An ancient atomic war still making people sick today- Weather control experiment that killed 35 people in England- Ancient, micro-sized objects found in ... Read more

    $4.20 AUD

  • The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures

    An intrepid selection from the original volumes

    by Stephen Pile

    Last year Stephen Pile attempted to deliver a daring blow to the success ethic that so pervades Western culture. To his dismay, The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures sold many copies and even became the Sunday Times 'Humour Book of the Year.'Nothing daunted, Stephen returns with a new selection which brings together the very best of his original classic titles - The Book of Heroic Failures and The ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Ghosts

    by Hans Holzer

    series True Encounters with the World Beyond #2
    From the renowned parapsychologist. “The holy grail of his work . . . from Hollywood to the White House to Amityville and beyond . . . fascinating insights” (Knight of Angels).**Join paranormal expert and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer as he explores ghostly manifestations of every variety and delves into the true nature of “the other side.” In this groundbreaking book—featuring eye ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Fastest Animals Of The World

    Super Fast Animals

    by Speedy Publishing

    Children are often intrigued by certain characteristics of animals. Because of this, children that are interested in fast animals will be more engaged in activities involving their favorite speedy animals. At this point, a children's book about fast animals can be used as a tool for imaginative purposes. The children can be asked questions about the subjects of the children books and then asked to ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD