Science & Math

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“Extreme Cities offers a mix of postmodernism, revolutionary ideology with only a few moments of rational clarity to imagine a dystopian future shaped by the force

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Pregnancy can be both an exhilarating and terrifying time in a person’s life, especially with the glut of conflicting information on the market.

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“If ever a book were to be called magisterial, this one is.

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A shrewd observer of our national character, the late Tom Wolfe tapped extravagant stories drawn from real life and refined them in the fires of his imagination.

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“Swiping our smartphones reorganizes the brain’s sensory-motor maps for the hand.

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There are few people who could competently write The Biological Mind, but Alan Jasanoff is one of those individuals.

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What It’s Like to Be a Dog is a well-written, enthusiastic account of a scientific study sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to image dogs’ brains by Magnetic Resonance Imager

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“Do I know too much, or too little?” he asks. Very much an anti-reductionist, when he sees a flock of birds floating on air, he doesn’t think numbers or gravity.

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“He takes the reader on a journey from single cells, to nervous systems, to self-conscious, self-directed minds. One can’t fault him for lack of vision or ambition.”

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“a brilliantly crafted discussion of the limits imposed by our natural reserves, combining historical analysis, economic development and political decision making.”

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If you work with children, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris MD may be the most important book you read this year.

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Told in the form of a letter from an imaginary planet named Globux to the inhabitants of Earth, Our Beautiful Earth: Saving Our Planet Piece by Piece is an innovative picture book that att

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Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.

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“The Wizard and the Prophet shows that even the ‘latest’ ideas on creation and energy have origins in the modern beginnings of the environmental movement.”

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The Dark Mountain Project is a worldwide collective of writers, artists, activists co-founded by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, dedicated to creating “uncivilized” art, poetry, prose, and more.

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A Mind at Play is well researched, entertaining, and a warm and fascinating portrait of a genius whose ideas bridged mathematics and engineering, providing a foundation for the science of

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"Sigmund tells his story in a way that engages and educates but never bores the reader. His easy prose explains why philosophy is important . . ."

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“an opportunity for all to learn about Bering and his contributions to the geographic and scientific knowledge gained as a result of his efforts.”

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“It is startling to realize that some of our most cherished memories may never have happened.”

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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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