Facts & fallacies
From ancient times to the present, here are the unusual and sometimes bizarre stories of truths, half-truths, misconceptions, falsehoods, lies and deceptions. 328 photos, drawings, diagrams and maps, 150 in full color, 73 in two colors.
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The Astonishing Human Body
Intriguing achievements both ancient and modern
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