The Reader Digest Book of Strange Stories, Amazing Facts (2nd Hand Hardback)
A collection of articles on natural wonders, scientific and technological marvels, epic journeys, strange customs, unsolved mysteries, legendary creatures, and curious occurrences.
A nostalgic 70's trip for youngsters of that era (or any other).
PART 1 :
The enigma of space.
The astonishing human body.
Wonders of the natural world.
The surprising animal kingdom.
PART 2 :
The marvels of science.
Feats of building and engineering.
Mans' amazing inventions.
Daring and epic journeys.
The quest for the past.
PART 3 :
Strange customs and superstitions.
Popular facts and fallacies.
Intriguing and unsolved mysteries.
Footsteps into the unknown.
Legendary lands and beasts.
PART 4 :
Hoaxes, frauds and forgeries.
Eccentrics and prophecies.
Curious and bizarre beginnings.
PART 5 :
The world of tomorrow.
- Format : Large, Thick & Heavy 2nd Hand Hardback.
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
- Published : 1975 (This Edition - 1st Revision 1976)
- ISBN : 0276000803
- SKU : B001555
- PPC : SP1800gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
600 pages and solid. No Dust Jacket.
"This is one of my all time favourite books. I got it one Christmas when I was about 12 and I have read it cover to cover over and over again ever since. So much so that my copy is literally falling apart. I didn't realise you could still get it so I bought two copies of this through Amazon for my brothers as a birthday present as they too loved this book when they were kids. It reminds me of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not series but just seems more compelling to me. I especially love the section on Ghost Stories and and strange paranormal activities. The hoax and fraudsters section is fascinating too. Really, the whole book is a brilliant read. It has lots of short stories/articles etc so you can pick it up any time and dive into anything you want and you always find something new. I would recommend this book to anyone" - Amazon Review.
Reader's Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published 10 times a year. Formerly based in Chappaqua, New York, it is now headquartered in midtown Manhattan. The magazine was founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace.