Fascinating Facts

We have a great range of non-fiction titles that deliver information in an engrossing and easily digestible way! Try the following for some interesting fact-bites to drop into conversations:


Deadly : the world’s deadliest everything by Phil Scott


If you thought the deadliest mammal in America was probably the Grizzly Bear this book will surprise you.

Stacked with all the deadliest things, you’ll know what to avoid for a less deadly existence!

• The deadliest virus
• The deadliest airline
• The most dangerous countries
• The deadliest insect
• The most hazardous toys
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Napoleon’s Haemorrhoids: and other small events that changed history

by Phil Mason



Great events in history have often hinged on tiny accidents or moments of chance. Discover some of the small incidents that changed history forever in this fascinating  anthology of consequence from inconsequence.

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Atlas of History’s Greatest Disasters & Mistakes the 50 most significant moments explored in words and maps by Tim Cooke

atlas of diastersA compelling collection of human error and natural disaster through the ages. Dynamic maps combine with backstory and fact to explore the causes and mistakes that lead to some of the most significant moments in history and their consequences.
Some of the incidents explored include: the failed Pyramid, the destruction of Pompeii, the Great Fire of London, the Great Depression, the battle of Little Big Horn, and the banking crisis of 2008.

Reserve ‘Atlas of History’s Greatest Disasters & Mistakes’


About HB Williams Memorial Library Staff

The HB Williams Memorial Library includes five community libraries and supports the multi-cultural community of Gisborne and the East Coast of New Zealand.
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