8 Books Filled with Fascinating Facts

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Have you ever picked up a nonfiction book to look at just for fun? These books, available from the JMRL catalog, are both visual and informative. Check one out and learn some little-known, interesting facts to share with your friends!

Brolliology by Marion Rankine – A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella’s place in life and literature that surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries, and not just in keeping us dry.

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe by Kimberly K. Arcand – A book featuring full-color illustrations and infographics throughout that takes readers on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time and temperature in our universe.

Wonders Beyond Numbers by Johnny Ball – A history of mathematics explains how every breakthrough in math has represented an important step forward that both builds on the work of others and illuminates the importance of numbers, shapes and patterns in the world around us.

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson – In the spirit of medieval bestiaries, presents a series of bizarre creatures that actually exist, including the honey badger, giant squid, axolotl, zebrafish, water bear, and yeti crab. Continue reading