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Come explore the best of How Stuff Works!

Discover how the world works with this new exciting, interactive ebook series from Discovery’s award-winning HowStuffWorks.com.

Sourcebooks and HowStuffWorks have partnered up to deliver a line of fully enhanced and engaging ebooks! Featuring the most popular content from HowStuffWorks’s top podcasts, these one-of-a-kind interactive ebooks feature videos and  podcast clips, timelines you can tap for more information, four-color photos, trivia tidbits, fun facts and amusing sidebars, and even interactive quizzes to test your knowledge on topics ranging from aliens and assassins to zoot suits and zombies.

The Best of HowStuffWorks…At Your Fingertips

Specifically designed with mobile and tablet devices in mind, each ebook lets you touch, tap, and swipe through and includes the following features to bring you the ultimate reading experience:

•    An interactive table of contents for easy, lightning-fast navigation
•    Full highlighting and note-taking abilities
•    Fully reflowable and resizable text in portrait or landscape views that allows you to read the way you want
•    Video and podcast clips (in enhanced ebook version)
•    Interactive quizzes that test your knowledge
•    Dynamic timelines you can tap for extra information
•    A feature-packed but compact file size and no wifi needed, so you can dig in wherever, whenever!

How Stuff Works: Stuff You Missed In History Class

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Stuff You Missed in History Class: A Guide to History’s Biggest Myths, Mysteries, and Marvels (ebook #1)

Discover history as you never knew it!

For years, the hosts of Stuff You Missed in History Class, the popular podcast from Discovery’s award-winning website HowStuffWorks, have been giving listeners front-row seats to some of the most astonishing and amazing stories the human record has to offer. Now, tens of millions of downloads later, they present the ultimate crash course in world history. Featuring the best of the podcast, this engaging ebook explores the coolest and craziest scandals, myths, lies, and crimes your history teachers never wanted you to know. Discover:

•    How medieval torture devices really worked
•    Whether the CIA tested LSD on unsuspecting Americans
•    How ninja work—the real Assassin’s Creed
•    Which culture invented both pasta and hang gliders (Hint: It’s not the Italians!)
•    And more!

You haven’t met history like this before.


How Stuff Works: The Real Science of Sex Appeal

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The Real Science of Sex Appeal: Why We Love, Lust, and Long for Each Other (ebook #2)

Ever wonder why love makes us so crazy? Come dive into the real science behind sex appeal and why we love, lust, and long for each other.

Did you know your walk, your scent, and even the food you eat can make you sexier? Or that there are scientifically proven ways to become more successful at dating, especially online? This exhilarating ebook reveals the steamy science of love and sex, from flirting to falling in love and everything in between. Discover:

•    How aphrodisiacs and sex appeal work (and how to increase yours!)
•    Whether love at first sight is scientifically possible
•    Why breakup songs hurt so good
•    What happens in the brain during an orgasm
•    The crazy chemistry behind long-term relationships
•    The dope on dating and matchmaking
•    And much more!

Find out what to expect—and what to do—the next time someone sets your heart racing.


How Stuff Works: 50 Amazing Facts from Josh and Chuck: Fainting Goats, Exploding Lakes, and Other Stuff You Should Know

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50 Amazing Facts from Josh and Chuck: Fainting Goats, Exploding Lakes, and Other Stuff You Should Know (ebook #3)

Explore fifty of the world’s most amazing and astonishing marvels with Josh and Chuck, hosts of Discovery’s hit show and podcast, Stuff You Should Know.

For years, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of Stuff You Should Know, the popular podcast from HowStuffWorks, have been giving their fans front-row seats to some of the craziest and coolest wonders the world has to offer. Now, tens of millions of downloads later, they present dozens of fan-favorites in this dynamic ebook. Get the scoop on everything from lion taming, magic mushrooms, and black holes to human cannonballs, exploding lakes, and deja vu. Discover:

•    How fainting goats, space elevators, and sword swallowing work
•    If quicksand can kill you or not
•    Whether alien hand syndrome and spontaneous human combustion are possible
•    Whether animals can predict death
•    If even you could be a zombie
•    And much more!

Get ready for Josh and Chuck to reveal the amazing stuff you should know.


How Stuff Works: Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow

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Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow (ebook #4)

From X-ray vision to mind reading, the future is coming on fast!

Flying Cars! Teleporting! Robot servants! Wouldn’t you love any of these? You’re in luck because they may be closer to reality than you think. Based on the best of HowStuffWorks’ popular podcasts TechStuff, Stuff from the Future, and Stuff to Blow Your Mind, this exciting ebook reveals the science of our future, from mind control and drugs that can make you smarter to textbooks that talk to you and even robotic teammates. Discover:

•    How telekinesis and digital immortality work
•    Whether computers could replace doctors one day
•    What robot servants and coworkers will look like
•    Five of the coolest future car technologies
•    What we will do for fun in 2050
•    And much more!

Come explore the coolest and craziest technology of the future.


How Stuff Works: Lightsabers, Batmobiles, and Kryptonite - The Science of Superheroes

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Lightsabers, Batmobiles, and Kryptonite: The Science of Superheroes (ebook #5)

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Find out if you could be the next to save the world!  

You picked out your superpower years ago. You can change into your costume in seconds. You could take out a Sith Lord with your lightning-quick lightsaber moves. Not so fast! Before you can start vanquishing bad guys, it’s important to be schooled in the science of saving the world. Come learn the science behind your favorite superheroes and supervillains and their ultracool devices and weapons in this awesome ebook—from Batmobiles and warp speed to lightsabers, Death Stars, and kryptonite—and explore other cool technologies from the science fiction realm in this dynamic ebook. Discover:

•    How Batman and the Batmobile really work
•    10 Star Trek technologies that actually came true
•    If warp speed and lightsabers can really exist
•    Whether Superman would win against Harry Potter, Sith Lords, and even Chuck Norris!
•    How new liquid body armor can make us superhuman
•    And more!

Prepare to do battle with the world’s most evil masterminds!


About HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks.com, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is an award-winning digital source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages. From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks.com has it covered. In addition to comprehensive articles, our helpful graphics and informative videos walk you through every topic clearly and objectively. Our premise is simple: Demystify the world and do it in a clear-cut way that anyone can understand.

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