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The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite by James Nasmyth
1874 ; 189 Pages
Peering through a self-made telescope, James Nasmyth sketched the moon’s scarred, cratered and mountainous surface. Aiming to “faithfully reproduce the lunar effects of light and shadow” he then built plaster models based on the drawings, and photographed these against black backgrounds in the full glare of the sun.
Extraordinary Encounters: An Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrials and Otherworldly Beings
2000 ; 310 Pages
For the extraterrestrial enthusiasts, this book is "the first ever illustrated A-Z encyclopedia to explore these fascinating modern day beliefs, personalities, beings, and events.
The Dodo and Its Kindred or The History, Affinities, and Osteology and Other Extinct Birds
1848 ; 201 Pages
"This seminal 1848 monograph sets out to separate the myth from reality regarding perhaps the world's most famous extinct bird.
The Hasheesh Eater: being passages from the life of a Pythagorean
1857 ; 371 Pages
An "autobiographical book by the American novelist and journalist Fitz Hugh Ludlow in which he describes his altered states of consciousness and philosophical flights of fancy while using a cannabis extract.
Mythical Monsters by Charles Gould
1886 ; 430 Pages
An exploration into all beasts fabled, fabricated, fantastical, and fanciful, from across the world, including the Chinese and Japanese Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and the spate of Sea Serpents sighted off the 19th century New England coast.
Protect Yourself (The Secrets Of Unarmed Defense) - Brooks Mendell
1944 ; 85 Pages
"In perfecting this system of self-defense in hand-to-hand combat, it has been the writer's goal to make available to anyone a simple set of defense measures designed to be used in any emergency where one's person is in danger of physical assault.