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Dover's Cabinet of Curiosities

For over five decades, Eric Clapton has been one of rock’s premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been capturing great moments from Slowhand’s electrifying career, on stage and off.

Journeyman: Eric Clapton, A Photographic Narrative offers incredible, never-seen-before backstage photos of Clapton and other rock stars and is a great gift for music fans and photography enthusiasts alike. Take a look!

Honestly, we should just host a caption contest for this gem because I can’t even come up with something as horrific as this wood-baby’s mouth.

If you’re interested in carving a demonic hell-spawn of your very own, check out the out-of-print Whittling and Woodcarving by E.J. Tangerman (Tutor Press, 1978)

“I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Loved & revered around the world, Nelson Mandela in more than 30 historically accurate re-created outfits for him & his wives.

Start school with some Funky Junk! Recycle rubbish into art & enjoy hours of creative fun using stuff around the house!

A bunch of very bizarre visual puns from Derek Pell’s Bewildering Beasts.  This Dover original was first published in 1996.

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Did you know water is heavy but not all water weighs the same? Find out more with the Tabletop Scientist!

Make math loads of fun with this book of 50 mazes for ages 3 & up! Kids will love the stories as they jump across numbered lily pads and more!

On this day in 1841, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Deerslayer was first published. 

On his first “warpath” in New York’s Lake Otsego during the French and Indian Wars, the courageous Natty Bumppo—one of American literature’s noblest heroes—is honor-bound to rescue a trapper and his family attacked by Iroquois Indians. Accompanied by his loyal Mohican friend, Chingachgook, the great frontiersman becomes embroiled in a bloody battle of capture and escape.

The image above is an illustration by N.C. Wyeth. 

Congratulations to the Seoul Little League, Jackie Robinson West of Chicago and Mo’Ne Davis of the 2014 Little League World Series for winning more television viewers than Major League Baseball, which by the way today celebrates the anniversary of its first televised game in 1939. Now that’s a home run!

“He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great!” Trouble in paradise Mr. Darcy?