HowStuffWorks Ebooks


Green Berets, Blackhawks, Purple Hearts: Elite Units of the U.S. Military

From HowStuffWorks.com comes a book chock-full of information about the U.S. military and its special units, including their work, their training, and what it takes to be among the best of the best. Available from Amazon, Apple, B&N, Google, Kobo and Sony.

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

Explore fifty of the world’s most amazing and astonishing marvels. Get the scoop on everything from lion taming, magic mushrooms, and black holes to human cannonballs, exploding lakes, and déjà vu in this enhanced ebook. Available from Amazon and Apple.

Stuff You Missed in History Class: A Guide to History’s Biggest Myths, Mysteries, and Marvels

Ready for the ultimate crash course in world history? This engaging ebook explores the coolest and craziest scandals, myths, lies, and crimes your history teachers never wanted you to know. Available from Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble.

The Real Science of Sex Appeal: 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? This interactive ebook reveals the steamy science of love and sex, from flirting to falling in love and everything in between. Available from Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble.

How Cars Work: Engines, Diesel Fuel and Brakes

From horsepower to miles per gallon, and everything from 0-60, people have gone far and wide in their cars. Here's a glimpse into what's going on under the hood. Also available from Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How Quantum Science Works: Time Travel, Higgs Boson, and the Big Bang

Mark Twain is credited with the saying “Truth is stranger than fiction,” and it aptly describes the world of physics. Topics like quantum mechanics and cosmology boggle the mind with paradoxes that seemingly need a Ph.D. from MIT to understand. This book makes them simple. Also available from Apple and Amazon.

The End of the World

The world has to end someday, but how (and when) will it happen? This book walks you through the likeliest (and a few of the most far-fetched) scenarios. Available from Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo.

How to Survive the End of the World

It's over ... the world as we know it is done. So how do you keep society going? "How to Survive the End of the World" gives you a head start on long-term survival after an apocalypse. Also available from Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo.

The Bad Guys, from Sarah and Deblina of Stuff You Missed in History Class

A passion for a modern-day tyrant, sociopath or fraud might be cause for concern, but let the story be strange enough, and let enough time pass, and, suddenly, it's obsession-worthy. This books gives you a glimpse at some of history's worst of the worst. Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

How to Stay Alive, from Josh and Chuck of Stuff You Should Know

There’s no other way to say it — if early man didn’t have some strong survival chops, we wouldn’t be here today. This book starts you off on finding the tools and skills you'll need if you're stranded in the woods, lost in the desert or washed ashore after a shipwreck. Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How Love Works: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Falling in Love

As one of the most mysterious but uplifting feelings in the world, love is something that everyone strives for but something that can never be harnessed. This book uncovers secrets to how people fall (and stay) in love. Also available from Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How the Future Works: Nanotechnology, Teleportation, and What 10 Futurists Think

Since the dawn of time, humans have wondered what the future will bring. This book takes a look at some of the most fascinating and groundbreaking ideas. Also available from Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How UFOs Work: A Speculative Guide to Alien Technology

Are we alone in the universe? Although Johannes Kepler may have asked this question centuries ago, today's technology has given modern civilization the tools to realistically answer this question. Here's an idea of what they might find. Also available from Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

How Monsters Work: Frankenstein, Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies

For thousands of years, people have been both fascinated and terrified by monsters, whether they were created from the imagination or based upon actual creepy crawlies or other scary creatures. This book takes a look at four classic favorites. Also available from Apple and Amazon.

How Sex Appeal Works: Body Language, Pickup Arists, and the Chemistry of Attraction

Sexual attraction has fascinated and inspired mankind for thousands of years. Where does this attraction come from -- and how have people learned to game the system? Also available from Apple and Amazon.