In A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Yale University Press), historian Neil Faulkner has an amusing way to explain Ancient Greek history.
_Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy_ (St. Martin's Press) by Kate Hopkins hunts the world and hunts through history for the perfect candy.
In _Reality: A Very Short Introduction_ (Oxford University Press), philosopher Jan Westerhoff finds that it is not so simple telling what is real.
Richard Fortey in Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind (Knopf) visits living fossils.
The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects (Princeton Architectural Press) by John Tingey tells of a British eccentric who investigated what his postal system could do.
In Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation (Viking), Elaine Pagels provides context for the strangest book in the Bible.
In The Mark Inside (Knopf), Amy Reading tells of the victim who would not let the swindlers go.
Joyce Tyldesley in _Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King_ (Basic Books) gives a history of his life, and his resurrection.
In Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Knopf), Andrea Wulf tells an inspiring story of scientific cooperation.
Swell: A Year of Waves (Chronicle Books) by Evan Slater collects photographs of surfers' dream waves.
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