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Europe in the year 1660 was an environment of interesting mixed historical contradictions.

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If you like your science explained rather than asserted, if you like your science writers articulate and intelligible, if you like popular science to make sense, even as it probes the heart of diff

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Len Fisher is an author of popular science, and his How to Dunk a Doughnut was named Best Popular Science Book of the Year by the American Institute of Physics.

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One often approaches a sequel or second edition with a certain amount of trepidation.

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Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels is Kevin Young’s powerful verse account of the 1839 mutiny of Mendi-speaking kidnap victims from Sierra Leone.

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Expelled from Eden, wanderlust may have been one curse for Adam and Eve. In this survey of modern exiles, their yearning to go back to the Garden afflicts them with the same intensity.

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A father hits his wife while grieving the loss of his son. Overcome with guilt, he wanders for days in the woods and nearly dies.

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“This book answers the questions (of politics and religion) through two broad theses. 1.

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". . .an impressive work, abounds with new information about the formation of what Americans have long thought of as their national game . . ."

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Jim al-Khalili holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Surrey and is the chair of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.

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For a lot of readers today, the word “memoir” has become a kind of code word for dysfunctional family history: a portrait of a victim-turned-artist who overcomes tragedy and abuse to become the sup

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A short, novella-style book with no words, Images You Should Not Masturbate To uses random photographic images of common objects that, when viewed on their own merit, contain no hint of se

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It all started with a conversation between a son and his mother. Mom mentioned that “Daddy” would have been 100 on his next birthday.

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When she turned seventy-nine she wrote to tell me that although she was now legally blind she had decided to study medicine: “I am thinking of going to nursing school . . .

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When traveling through Pennsylvania Wine Country, one encounters a number of unexceptional wines.

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The exact age of our universe is one of the biggest mysteries—if not THE biggest—that we can imagine.

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When you consider that the entire historical record for Jeanne Baret comprises little more than a birth certificate, a marriage certificate, a death certificate, and a handful of mentions in other

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Sell Yourself First is two books in one, both good.

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Full disclosure: This book intentionally debunks the value of an MBA degree. While I do not have such a degree, both my sons have MBAs from Stanford University (paid for by themselves).

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Among the many things to love about New York City is the fact that this teeming metropolis holds the intellectual property rights to characters like Eliyahu Teichberg, the restless young son of imm

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Autobiographies by non-writers have a special flavor. Sometimes they taste like entrées prepared by non-cooks—just a little off target.

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It’s quite possible that author Jon Rognerud mistitled the second edition to his online marketing book when he named it Ultimate Guide to Search Engine Optimization.

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What if there were a time-tested, safe, and effective treatment for a host of congenital and acute conditions, that would speed the healing process for wounds—something so obvious that, upon being

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There’s an old saw in the world of business management, which goes something like this: “Faster, Cheaper, Better . . . you can have any two, but not all three.”

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