Science & Math

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“a powerful and fascinating approach to the great crisis of our time. And it gets to the heart of why climate change such a vexing and all-encompassing challenge.”

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Charles Fishman’s One Giant Leap provides historical and political context to the race to send a man to the moon and back.

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“We didn’t emerge as a species sitting around. Minds are situated in a brain and the physical body of which it is a part.”

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Secondhand tells an important story about consumerism gone wild, the complex industry that has grown around its detritus, and how we can push back on an entrenched culture of disp

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User Friendly offers a wild, eye opening ride through the evolution of the psychological perceptions and unfathomable applications of technology.”

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“a fun and inspiring read, not just for runners, but for anyone who believes in the healing power of the human-animal bond.”

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“a richly satisfying book, both historically and technologically, and has provided an intimate view into the lives of the people at the birth of the space age. Highly recommended . .

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“the pinnacle of what a well-designed, well-constructed, and information packed atlas should be.”

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The urgent task is to rapidly reclaim and amplify the best of ourselves, and this book is a step on that journey.”

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The Vagina Bible is a reference that helps women and girls understand that the female body is complicated and fascinating and nothing to be ashamed of.

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“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.

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Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.”

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Meatless burgers are everywhere. So popular that supermarkets and fast food chains can’t keep them in stock. Whatever happened to cultured meat?

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Author Susan Hockfield, president emerita of MIT, and in The Age of Living Machines provides an entertaining popular science introduction to the convergence of biology and engineering tech

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“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”
—Mary Wollstonecraft

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“. . . a hilarious romp through chemistry and biology. . . . A fun way to learn the science of life.”

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“beautifully identifies kindness as an endlessly renewable resource—the light we all can shine on the lives of others and in so doing bathe in its grace ourselves.”

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“This may require rereading to absorb some of the mathematical terms, but the book is fun, and interesting, and a challenge on many levels.”

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“Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator is short, easy to read, and quickly gets to the point, while avoiding many of the questions any astute reader might raise.

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“A single cow can deposit over a ton of waste on the ground every month with a high percentage of that waste seeping into surface water.

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“In this wide-ranging story of exploration, Fetter-Vorm captures both the mystical pull of the moon and the many men and women who worked hard to understand and reach it.

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The Book of Why offers a popular science history and explanation of the mathematics of causation. . . . written in a simple and entertaining style . . .”

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The graphic format of a biography of Stephen Hawking has advantages. For one, pictures explain the science.

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“the generalist interested in how the world works can scour A World Beyond Physics with great benefit.

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“a fascinating, provocative book aimed at gay readers written in a pleasant, conversational style.”

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