Do Not Open

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Do Not Open
Do Not Open.jpg
Book cover
Author John Farndon
Illustrator Mr Bingo, Khuan Caveman Co., Gilman Calsen, Sheila Collins, Craig Conlan, Alain Goffin, Hennie Haworth, Headcase Design, Irene Jacobs, Neal Murren, Lead Pants, Ali Pellatt
Cover artist Sophia M Tampakopoulos Turner
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Subject General Knowledge
Publisher Dorling Kindersley
Publication date
(UK) October 25, 2007
(USA) November 7, 2007
(CAN) November 6, 2007
Media type Hardback
Pages 256
ISBN 978-1-4053-2207-2
Preceded by Pick Me Up
Followed by Take Me Back (book)

Do Not Open: An encyclopedia of the world's best-kept secrets is a book published on October 25, 2007 by Dorling Kindersley and written by John Farndon.


The book deals with Air Force One, the U.S. President's personal jet, and the secrets behind the Turin Shroud to Nostradamus and the lost city of Atlantis. The book also has information about fake diamonds, behind the scenes of movie studios, flags, underground in Paris and strange weather.

It also shows other secrets such as Cheyenne Mountain, the secret to the Enigma machine used by Nazi Germany, and much more. It presents a different point of view on historic figures such as Christopher Columbus, and historical events such as the discovery of the new world.


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