ARTS and CRAFTS:
Creative activities you may not have considered.
The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers: No Paint, No Ink, Just a Hammer!; 2001 (QVC)
The Great Pantyhose Crafts Book; 1982
Woodcarving with a Chainsaw, n.d.
Knitting with Dog Hair: Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You'll Never Meet, by Kendall Crolius; 2005 (St Martin's Griffin)
Strip and Knit with Style, by Mark Hordyszynski; 2008
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes, by Daina Talmina; 2008 Build Your Own Hindenburg; 1983.
Discover the amazing world of other species!
Gymnastics for Horses; n.d.
A Letter to the Man Who Killed My Dog; 1956
All Dogs have ADHD, by Kathy Hoopman. 2008
Baboon Metaphysics, by Dorothy Cheney. 2007
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice (various authors); 1978 (University of Tokyo Press); Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings, by Kuzhali Manickavel. 2008
Optical Chick Sexing; 1954
The Joy of Chickens, by Dennis Nolan; 1981 (Prentice Hall); Enjoy Your Chameleon; n.d.
Performing Goats; 1895
Anarexia Nervosa in Bulgarian Bees; n.d.
227 Secrets Your Snake Wants You To Know, by Paulette Cooper; 2004 (TenSpeed Press)
The Flat-Footed Flies of Europe; 2001 (Brill)
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories, by Alisa Surkis & Monica Nolan; 2002
Bombproof Your Horse, by Rick Pelicano & Lauren Tjaden; 2003 Application of High-Tech Squids, by John Braginski & Alex I. Clarke; 2004 (John Wiley & Sons)
Fish Who Answer the Telephone; 1937
Alexander Graham Bell meets Flipper? Life and Love in the Aquarium, by C.H. Peters; 1934 (Empire Tropical Fish Co)
Outwitting Fish (Adams Media Corporation); 2001
sounds like an ideal candidate for the "Dummies" series
Get your appetite ready!
Pernicious Pork; or, Astounding Revelations of the Evil Effects of Eating Swine Flesh; 1903
Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality, by Glenn C. Ellenbogen (Editor); 1985; How to Cook Roadkill: Gourmet Cooking; 1987
Be Bold With Bananas, by the Australian Banana Growers Council; 1972
The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Frommage Frais, by ICON Group 2008 Fashion is Spinach; 1938
Ancient Starch Research, by Robin Torrence & Huw J. Barton; 2005
Our Lady of the Potatoes, by Duncan Sprott; 1995
Cheese Problems Solved, by P. McSweeney (ed.); 2007 (CRC)
Life and Laughter 'midst the Cannibals; 1926
Lightweight Sandwich Construction, by J. M. Davies (Editor); 2001 (Blackwell Science)
Tea Bag Folding; 2001 (Search Press)
The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, History and Role in the World Today, by C. Anne Wilson; 1983;
Keep informed so you can hold your own in conversations at your next social mixer.
Who's Who in Barbed Wire; 1970.
Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names; 1981.
Manhole Covers of Los Angeles; 1974.
Freedom Must Not Stink; 1947
Proceedings of the 18th International Seaweed Symposium; 2006
Are Women Human? and Other International Dialogues, by Catherine A McKinnon; 2007 (Belknap Press)
Weeds in a Changing World (British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64); 1998; The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination, by Alain Corbin; 1986.
Our society's most taboo subject!
My Invisible Friend Explains the Bible; 1971
Thirty-six Reasons for Believing in Everlasting Punishment; 1887
The Baby Jesus Touch and Feel Book, by Linda Parry, Alan Parry (Illustrator); 1995
Learn about events that have shaped our world.
The Social History of the Machine Gun; 1975
How Green Were the Nazis?:Nature, Environment, and Nature in the 3rd Reich, by Franz-Joseph Brueggemeier (ed.); 2006
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun; 1995.
1587. A Year of No Importance; n.d.
Highlights in the History of Concrete, by Slough; 1998 (Cement & Concret Assoc.);
Scholary works on a myriad of topics.
Man: The Prodigy and Freak of Nature; 1907
The Coming Disaster Worse Than the H-bomb, Astronomically, Geologically and Scientifically Proven. The Coal Beds, Ice Ages, Tides, and Coming Soon, a Great Wave and Flood Caused by a Shift of the Axis of the Earth From the Gyroscopic Action of Our Solar System; 1954. Washington, DC
Sounds like good, light reading material to help lull you to sleep.
The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials, by Erika Doss. 2008
The Large Sieve and its Applications, by Emmanuel Kowalksi. 2008
The Price of Everything, by Russell Roberts. 2009
Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them: How to Keep Your Tractors Happy and Your Family Running, by Roger Welsch; 1999
One reader states, "This has been one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time." Group 4 Prison Escort Survey: A Survey of Customer Satisfaction; n.d.
Constipation and Our Civilization, by James Charles Thomson; n.d.
A Sociological History of Excretory Experience: Defecatory Manners and Toiletry Technologies, by David Ingliss (Edwin Mellen Press); 2001
For the jet-set and the worldly.
Gay Bulgaria; 1964
Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers, by edited by Derek Willan; 1995; On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers, by Kate Marsden, Eric Newby; 2001
Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan, by Robert Chenciner 2006
Rubbing Along in Burmese, by Anon Simla; 1944 (Directorate of Welfare and Education, Adjutant General's Branch GHQ)
Postal Rates in Iceland 1870-1977; n.d.
New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People, by Robert S. Desowitz; 1981
"Parasites are not only an interesting study objects, but you can write very funny stories about them as well."
Along with taxes, life's only certainty.
The Practical Embalmer; 1900
Sex After Death; 1983
Do-it-Yourself Coffins: For Pets and People by Dale Power, Jeffrey B. Snyder; 1997
The Generosity of the Dead, by Graciela Nowenstein.2009
Public Performances of the Dead; 1865
Phone Calls From the Dead; 1979
Let's hope that doesn't include telemarketers! The Living Dead: New Identities In The New Age, by John Q. Newman; n.d
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves To Unsuspecting bystanders and what to do about it, by Gary Leon Hill; 2005 (Weiser Books); Fancy Coffins To Make Yourself; 2001 (Schiffer)
How do YOU spend your spare time?
Original Tricks with Cigars; 1927
One of Bill Clinton's favorites? Pranks With the Mouth; 1879.
Explosive Spiders and How to Make Them; 1881
Pyrotechnicist Scoffern shows how to make an artificial spider that, when touched, should go off with a bang. Levitation for Terrestrials - Robert Kingsley Morison, Ascent, 1977
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, by Julian Montague; 2006 (Abrams Image);
Are you bored with your 9-to-5 grind?
How to Pick Pockets. A Treatise on the Fundamental Principle, Theory and Practice of Picking Pockets; n.d.
How to Throw Profitable College House Parties, by Greg Heitz; n.d.
The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution, by Barbara Sherman Heyl; 1979; Amputee Management - A Handbook; n.d.
Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way, by Michael R Young. 2009 A Toddler's Guide to the Rubber Industry, by D. Lowe; n.d.
Careers in Dope, by Dan Waldrof; 1973 (Prentice-Hall)
Come Again, Nurse, by Jane Grant; 1960 (Robert Hale)
Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service; 2001 (Butterworths);
Things your HMO doesn't want you to know!
The Benefits of Farting Explained; 1727
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Personal View by Henry D. Janowitz (Nov 1985)
Living With Crazy Buttocks, by Kaz Cooke; 2001; Old Age: Its Cause and Prevention; 1912
Scurvy Past and Present, by Alfred Hess; 1982
It's a Gas! A Study of Flatulence, by Eric S. Rabkin, Eugene M. Silverman; 1991
Simply Bursting: A Guide to Bladder Control; 1998
The Golden Fountain: Complete Guide to Urine Therapy, by Coen van der Kroon; 1996 (Amethyst Books)
The Encyclopedia of Medical Ignorance; 1984
Is It Hot In Here or Is It Me?: Mastering the Maze of Menopause by Lorraine D'Abate, Nancy Kenyon; 2000
Nasal Maintenance: Nursing Your Nose Through Troubled Times by William Alan Stuart; 1983
The Do-It-Yourself Lobotomy: Open Your Mind to Greater Creative Thinking, by Tom Mopnahan; 2002 (Wiley)
Psoriasis at Your Fingertips; n.d.
Learn about your body.
Straight Talk About Surgical Penis Enlargement; 1993
Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts, by Donald L. Wilson; 1984; The Secret of Sphincters by Paula Garbourg (Jan 1, 1995)
Curbside Consultation of the Colon, by Brooks Cash. 2008
The Inheritance of Hairy Ear Rims, by Reginald Ruggles Gates; 1961
Whose Bottom Is This? A Lift-the-Flap Book, by Wayne Lynch; 2000
Valuable instructional manuals - get yours today
Teach Yourself Alcoholism; 1975
How To Become a Schizophrenic, by John Modrow; 1992
What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Shad Helmstetter; 1982 (Grindle Press)
The two above titles could make a nice boxed set...
How to Sh*t in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, by Kathleen Meyer; 1988;
I've actually read a book by Eric Newby! His "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush" is considered a classic of travel writing.
How To Avoid Huge Ships, by John W. Trimmer; 1992;
One reader: "[This book] has literally saved my life many times while walking down Peckham High Street and Ealing Broadway." How To Write a How To Write Book; 2007
How To Abandon Ship; 1942
How To Do It; or, Directions for Knowing or Doing Everything Needful; 1864
Some people lead interesting lives...
Recollections of Squatting in Victoria; 1833
Three Weeks in Wet Sheets; 1856.
Preserving Dick - Mary D.R. Boyd. Philadelphia, Pa. (Presbyterian Board of Publication); 1867.
Richard's dogged determination does not go unrewarded. Camping Among Cannibals - Alfred St. Johnston. Macmillan, 1883.
Dangerous exploits by an eccentric explorer Mated With A Clown; 1884
My wife keeps promising that she'll write an updated version. How Nell Scored; 1929
I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen, by Jasper McCutcheon; 2007 (Nazca Plains Corp.)
I Was Hitler's Maid; 1953
What would life be without it?
Male Sexuality: The Atlantis Position; 1982
Teach Yourself Sex; 1951
The Industrial Vagina, by Sheila Jeffreys. 2008
Wrestling for Gay Guys; 1994
For anyone looking to perk up their fitness routine, self-defense, or erotic prowess. Lesbian Nuns, Breaking the Silence, by Rosemary Curb, Nancy Manahan; 1985
How I Invented Soft-Core Pornography, by Paul Krassner; n.d.
Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual, by Pat Califia; 1989; The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition; n.d.
The Sexual Male: Problems and Solutions; n.d.
Jilling Off: Women's Masturbation Stories, by Rachel Bussel; 2001
Fun games and other ways to spend your time.
Hand Grenade Throwing as a College Sport; 1918
The British Library's only copy was regrettably "destroyed by bombing." The Art and Science of Dumpster diving by John Hoffman; 1997
Play With Your Own Marbles - J.J. Wright, S.W Partridge, c.1865
Heave Ho, My Little Green Book of Seasickness, by Charles Mazel; n.d.
Why Bring That Up? - A Guide to Seasickness, by JF Montague; 1936
Games You Can Play With Your Pussy - Ira Alterman, Watertown, Mass.: Ivory Tower Pub. Co 1885
The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling, by A.I.T. Sielikov, G. S. Nikitin & S. E. Rokotyan; 1982; Big and Very Big Hole Drilling; n.d.
You can find controversy on almost any subject.
The Romance of Leprosy; 1949
The Romance of Proctology; 1938
"The history and development of this much neglected branch of
surgery from its earliest times to the present day." Better Never to Have Been: the Harm of Coming Into Existence, by David Benatar; 2008
The Bright Side of Prison Life; 1897
The Sunny Side of Bereavement; n.d.
Your Friend, The Computer Hacker, by Carolyn Meinel
Dr. Spock, step aside for these experts.
Children Are Like Wet Cement, n.d.
Waterproofing Your Child, n.d.
Fishing for Boys - J.H. Elliott, Harrap, 1961
Helpful words for the ultimate do-it-yourself project!
So Your Wife Came Home Speaking In Tongues! So Did Mine!; 1973
How To Be Happy Though Married; 1885
How To Forgive Your Ex-Husband; 1983
How to Cook Husbands; 1899
The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives; 1900
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs, by Big Boom; 2007 (Fireside);
Sounds like good advice to me! Be Married and Like It; 1937.
Some books just defy classification...
Not Worth Reading; 1914
Girls of the Pansy Patrol; 1931
Keeping Warm with an Axe, n.d.
The Joy of the Upright Man; 1619
Follow Your Broken Nose; 1950
The Lull Before Dorking; 1871
High Performance Stiffened Structures; 1999 (Institute of Mechanical Engineers);
Was this book underwritten by Viagra? My Poor Dick: 1988
Destroy all Goo-Goos, by Th. Metzger; n.d.
Movie Stars in Bathtubs, by Jack Scagnetti; 1975 (Jonathan David Publishers)
American Bottom Archaeology, by Charles J. Bareis & James W. Porter; 1992; Virtual Reality: Exploring the Bra; 1998
Reusing Old Graves, by Douglas Davies & Alistair Shaw; 1994;