“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.”
Charles Fishman’s One Giant Leap provides historical and political context to the race to send a man to the moon and back.
“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.”
“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
“User Friendly offers a wild, eye opening ride through the evolution of the psychological perceptions and unfathomable applications of technology.”
“a fun and inspiring read, not just for runners, but for anyone who believes in the healing power of the human-animal bond.”
“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 . .
“the pinnacle of what a well-designed, well-constructed, and information packed atlas should be.”
“The urgent task is to rapidly reclaim and amplify the best of ourselves, and this book is a step on that journey.”
“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.
“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.
“Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.”
Meatless burgers are everywhere. So popular that supermarkets and fast food chains can’t keep them in stock. Whatever happened to cultured meat?
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
“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”—Mary Wollstonecraft
“. . . a hilarious romp through chemistry and biology. . . . A fun way to learn the science of life.”
“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.”
“This may require rereading to absorb some of the mathematical terms, but the book is fun, and interesting, and a challenge on many levels.”
“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.
“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.
“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.
“The Book of Why offers a popular science history and explanation of the mathematics of causation. . . . written in a simple and entertaining style . . .”
The graphic format of a biography of Stephen Hawking has advantages. For one, pictures explain the science.
“the generalist interested in how the world works can scour A World Beyond Physics with great benefit.
“a fascinating, provocative book aimed at gay readers written in a pleasant, conversational style.”