Here’s one that was free for less than two days in October 2010 and for one day in December 2010 – it’s companion book was free for about an hour and a half earlier this week: Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries by Sherry Seethalter, which has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 57 customer reviews; I got this one when it was free earlier and have read part of it: it has some interesting stuff! You can pick up your free copy by clicking here.
As many of you missed out on the free copy of the companion book earlier this week, and given that this one has been free for very short periods of time in the past, I highly recommend grabbing this one fast if you are interested in it!
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
In the vein of David Feldman’s Imponderables books, here’s an interesting collection of questions and answers based on Seethaler’s column in the San Diego Union Tribune. The format is straightforward: first the question, then the answer. The questions are grouped into categories—ingenious inventions, body parts, pesky pathogens, health nuts, and so on—and the answers range in length from slightly more than a page to a few sentences. It’s the kind of book you read a bit at a time, and it’s just the thing for anyone who has been wondering why some people blink more than others, why California requires the use of snow tires in winter, why you don’t keep your eyes open when you sneeze, or what eyelashes are for. Not as lively or as entertaining as the Imponderables books, probably because the questions are generally a bit duller, the book is still informative and reasonably entertaining. Trivia fans will find much to amuse themselves with here.
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