Science & Math

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The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.

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Don’t be fooled by this breezy and entertaining book; there are valuable lessons to be learned here.

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This year’s Slap-In-The-Face-Get-A-Grip-Bub Award for business books goes to Jeffrey Pfeffer, business professor at Stanford and author of nine volumes on organization dynamics.

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            Today, when illegal wildlife trafficking comprises the world’s third largest black market, coming behind only trade in drugs and guns, hunting elephants for ivory, Seattle Times

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Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.

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 This is a fantastic account for both general and academic audiences.

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(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 15, 2010)

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Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating is an interesting, well-researched book about the history and development of spiders.

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This is a book that aims to set the West’s exploration of the solar system in its historical context.

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Ladybug Girl at the Beach is a delightful story about conquering fear of the unknown.

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If you slept through high-school chemistry, this is your chance to learn about the Periodic Table in a truly painless and highly entertaining way.

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Shing-Tung Yau is a winner of the prestigious Fields Medal in math (those who are not mathematicians may have seen the movie Good Will Hunting).

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There is a thin line between whining and problem solving. It is unfortunate that Mooney and Kirshenbaum never crossed that line. In fact, they may never have seen the line in the first place.

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It is surprising that a Web search did not turn up a blog for Hugh Raffles.

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Richard Dawkins is one of the most popular and widely read scientists alive today. Anyone who has read The Selfish Gene, or The Blind Watchmaker, will understand why.

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Warning: If any scientific phrase starting with the word “quantum” scares you, if you do not believe Bill Nye the Science Guy when he says “science is cool,” if you could not get through Stephen Ha

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Unlike the author of the latest biography about the physicist, Paul Dirac, I actually had dinner with Professor Dirac, and his wife, in 1975.

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In this first new collection of essays in five years, poet, fiction writer, essayist, and Kentucky farmer Wendell Berry delivers a basketful of ripe fruit, like the symbolic red raspberries on the

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The Artificial Ape is a book with a plausible idea, but that is all it has.

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