History

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“Sam Kean’s crisp, bright storytelling makes these tales of out-of-control scientists irresistible.”

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“England sleeps still from valley to hill.” That’s a line from a song by Amazing Blondel, a British group that imagined an Arcadian rural past.

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“Norberg’s ability to distill lessons for today from thousands of years of world history will stimulate and enlighten both general readers and professional scholars.”

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

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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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“Ernest Freeberg paints a vivid portrait of the hunger for and rewards of creativity.”

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“Bob Berman takes every long forgotten notion we thought we understood about the Sun and serves it up fresh . . .”

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“Understanding Autism offers an extremely useful overview of many of the issues currently being explored today in connection with autism. . . .