Inquiring Minds: Cool Books for the Curious

Non-fiction titles at the Peachtree Corners branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library.

The whole point of reading is to inform, amuse and delight. Our friends at the Gwinnett County Public Library have put together this list of non-fiction titles that do just that. Reserve the book on gwinnettpl.org and have it sent to your local branch. 

1. The Secret History of Balls : The stories behind the things we love to catch, whack, throw, kick, bounce and bat By Josh Chetwynd

2. Moby-Duck : The true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them By Donovan Hohn

3. You Can Have an Amazing Memory : Learn life-changing techniques and tips from the memory maestro By Dominic O'Brien

4. A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies

5. Rat Island

6. The Science of Drinking : How alcohol affects your body and mind By Amitava Dasgupta

7. Your Pinkie is More Powerful Than Your Thumb : And 333 other surprising facts that will make you wealthier, healthier, and smarter than everyone else By Mark Di Vincenzo

8. Kraken : The curious, exciting, and slightly disturbing science of squid By Wendy Williams

9. North Pole, South Pole: The epic quest to solve the great mystery of Earth's magnetism By Gillian Turner

10. What Should I Do?: Philosophers on the good, the bad, and the puzzling Edited by George Alexander, with Elisa Mai


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