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Fun Science Recs from Eric
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: The creator of the XKCD webcomic uses his stick figure drawings to answer bizarre but entertaining questions with real scientific explanations. (Also available here)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: A short, fun introduction to astrophysics from science communicator and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Neil deGrasse Tyson, conveyed with wit and clarity.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Series: This series of books provides guidelines and diagrams for building small siege weapons and other tiny implements of miniature warfare out of office supplies and common household items. Fun and clever, but be careful you don’t put an eye out!
Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie and Other Famous Cryptids: Great book for anyone with an interest in a genuine scientific examination of the myths and legends of the most famous cryptozoological mysteries of our time. This book debunks the supernatural and explains the unexplainable.
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