Atlas of a Lost World by Craig Childs is a travelogue through the distant past, a time when creatures you only see in movies walked the land and man was not the apex predator.
Building America by Jean H. Baker is a biography of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, a British-born neoclassical architect who emigrated to the United States.
Notes, quotes, and a review of Writing for Comics by Alan Moore. The book is just 48 pages long and packed with instruction and useful advice. Highly recommend it.