Temperatures are rising making it neccessary to spend some of those precious summer days and nights (gasp) indoors. Not willing to let a retreat indoors bring on summer doldrums, Holley and I have scoured the stacks for some of the most intriguing books here at EOL.
Seeking inspiration from the Cabinets of Curiosities, or Wunderkammer (meaning "wonder-rooms") of Renaissance Europe, we set up our very own curio of curiosities display featuring wondrous books that upon opening, take you to a whole other time, place, and even world.
Here is just of the sampling of the offerings:
Lewis Carroll: Photographer by Roger Taylor and Edward Wakeling
Mythical Beasts of Japan by Kano Hiroyuki
Voyages of Discovery: a Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions by Tony Rice
America in Space: NASA's First Fifty Years edited by Stephen J. Dick
The Poster in History by Max Gallo
Ice Palaces by Fred Anderes and Ann Agranoff
Holy Terrors: Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings by Jenetta Rebold Benton
Monuments by Judith Dupre