Looking for some interesting holiday reading? Sometimes books with short chapters on different topics are great for holiday reading, because you can pick them up and put them down as you please.
Today whilst shelving in the 902’s (Miscellany of history) & the 904’s (Collected accounts of events) I found the following gems:
Deadly : the world’s deadliest everything by Phil Scott
What is the deadliest mammal in America? Mountain Lion? Grizzly Bear?
Nope, it’s Bambi. That’s right, in the U.S. deer-auto collisions kill an average of 130 human each year.
This book is full of all the deadliest things:
• The deadliest virus
• The deadliest airline
• The most dangerous countries
• The deadliest insect
• The most hazardous toys
We all have to go somehow, and this little book fills you in on the most dangerous ways……
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Napoleon’s Haemorrhoids: and other small events that changed history by Phil Mason
Before every battle Napoleon would survey the battle field on horseback. Before the Battle of Waterloo painful haemorrhoids prevented him from mounting his horse…..
The direction history takes is often hinged on tiny turns of chance or accident. Small incidents can have big consequences.
Napoleon’s Haemorrhoids is all about the small events that make you stop and things about how it all might have turned out….
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Atlas of History’s Greatest Disasters & Mistakes - the 50 most significant moments explored in words and maps by Tim Cooke
A compelling collection of human error and natural disaster through the ages. Accurate, dynamic maps explore what caused the disasters or mistakes – and their consequences.
From the failed Pyramid to the destruction of Pompeii, from the Great Fire of London to the Great Depression, and from the battle of Little Big Horn, to the banking crisis of 2008. This books covers many fascination incidents, battles and defeats….
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