Science & Math

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As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky is a really long book at 800 pages.

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4th Rock from the Sun provides the current view of what we do and do not know about the planet Mars.

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“A wonderful, talented, slice of Africa, an Africa fast receding . . .”

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“The irony of DARPA is that even as its mandate has shrunk, its reputation has ballooned.”

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". . . read this evocative collection of stories about young people who are making a difference in environmental and political stewardship."

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“Horse enthusiasts regularly experience the ways in which horses uplift and save us, giving meaning and peace . . .”

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“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer.”—Hanna Arendt

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“An excellent, if terrifying, must-read . . .”

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“The Vaccine Race shines a light over the transitional period of vaccine research.”

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What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our leading science writers who has a talent for making complicated ideas built of math and physics accessible to people who aren't experts in those fields.

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Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.

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“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”

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Reckoning with Matter focuses on two inventors Blaise Pascal and Charles Babbage, and their efforts in the invention and construction of mechanical calculators.

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Fuller’s explanation of the effect of Darwin’s theory certainly will stand as a fascinating example of the impact of scientific work on popular theory.”

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“Is there any question more fascinating than whether or not we are alone in the universe?” asks author Ben Miller in The Aliens Are Coming!.

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The majority of humankind has long since stopped depending on hunting for subsistence, but we are still strangely fascinated by wild animals, the larger the better.

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if you are looking for a book that describes the brain’s role in how we create perspective(s) and interact in the world, including some aspects of mental health and mental

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Benjamin Grant has created a unique series of images in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth, which illustrates that “there needs to be a dramatic shift in the way our species views our pl

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More than 47,000 Americans died of accidental overdose in 2014. What is causing this epidemic of overdose deaths?

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When George Mallory was asked why he climbed Mount Everest he said, “Because it was there.” A similar kind of question was asked of Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE.

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Code Warriors is an informative, well balanced, and eye-opening history of the NSA.”

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Daniel Levitin wants us to eat our spinach, an unsavory chore for an increasingly innumerate society.

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