Science & Math

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This oral history of the story of COVID-19 in the USA from the start of the year until early June is a helpful reminder as to how much of this year like no other panned out.

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“a solid, valuable work on a critical aspect of America’s wartime quest for an atomic bomb.”

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Livewired is a challenging and enlightening description of one of the greatest mysteries of our time: the brain and how it functions.”

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False Alarm is a comprehensive analysis of the issues in climate change that represents a reasoned balance between the shrill voices demanding immediate change .

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The title echoes Virginia Woolf’s non-negotiable insistence that a woman writer needs a “room of one’s own,” and at the same time reflects one of the academic detours that Rita Colwell took when bl

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“Churchland’s take on conscience is likely messier than most of us will find comfort in, yearning as we do for moral clarity and certainty in order to make our decisions easier and put our

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“The book’s underlying thesis is simple: The skin is a living, permeable ‘dynamic interface,’ ‘a complex, diverse ecosystem.’”

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a fascinating book that resides in the space between science journalism and memoir.”

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“Reality isn’t what it appears to be. Our perception of reality is a construction of the brain, and science is achieving what decades ago seemed impossible.”

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“We should teach philosophers like Roa. We owe it to Galileo. But it’s unlikely because of science deniers, more prevalent than Livio allows.”

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Stan Cox is one of those few people who dared predict the future and then watched it become true.

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“The most readable tour of cosmology from the perspective of the multiverse to date.”

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John Johnson Jr, author of Zwicky, tells the fascinating life story of the imaginative and abrasive astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky, providing historical context and also biographies of collea

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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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