Science & Math

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 Ecklund sent surveys, each containing $15, to professors and researchers of the natural and social sciences at various elite higher-education institutions across the United States.

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The world of popular science writing is a fiercely competitive one, and its inhabitants attempt to ensure their own survival by choosing an audience (technically educated or not?

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When I was six, thousands of large, black, ants suddenly covered the floor of my bathroom. I have been fascinated by ants ever since.

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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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