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Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
Owen Davies
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Graham Hancock, Rick Strassman, Roy Watling
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World
Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
Madame Tussaud: and the History of Waxworks
Pamela M. Pilbeam
The World Without Us - Alan Weisman

Brilliant. This author took me around the world and back again, deep underground and far into space, back into pre-history and far into the future. Can't recommend it enough. Yep, it's certainly depressing in parts, and often the only relief comes with the words 'in a world without us', but unlike some books I've read, I still felt that I could make a difference to the world around me, and our future on it. Never didactic, not overtly pushing an agenda, but eye-opening none the less. 

So, who wouldn't I recommend it to? The clinically depressed (or just momentarily) possibly should avoid it, as it certainly won't improve their mood. Nor should anyone with a death-wish for the human race, pick this book up! 

Other than that, it's an amazing journey. Although I've read my fair share of books on the state of the world, I felt naive reading much of The World Without Us. But oh, just magnificent! Am I raving? Should I stop now? O.K, possibly. This is in my top twenty all time favorite non-fiction books. Just brilliant.