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    THE BIG PICTURE

    MAY 10, 2016

NONFICTION

THE BIG PICTURE

by Sean Carroll

A brilliantly lucid exposition of profound philosophical and scientific issues in a language accessible to lay readers. Full review >

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    PATIENT H.M.

    AUG. 9, 2016

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by Luke Dittrich

A mesmerizing, maddening story and a model of journalistic investigation. Full review >

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    MAGIC AND LOSS

    JUNE 7, 2016

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MAGIC AND LOSS

by Virginia Heffernan

A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet’s past, present, and future. Full review >

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    BLACK HOLE BLUES AND OTHER SONGS FROM OUTER SPACE

    APRIL 1, 2016

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BLACK HOLE BLUES AND OTHER SONGS FROM OUTER SPACE

by Janna Levin

A superb alignment of author and subject: Levin is among the best contemporary science writers, and LIGO is arguably the... Full review >

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    MAY 17, 2016

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by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how... Full review >

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    WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION

    SEPT. 6, 2016

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by Cathy O'Neil

An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives. Full review >

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    A CANCER IN THE FAMILY

    FEB. 2, 2016

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A CANCER IN THE FAMILY

by Theodora Ross

Highly recommended: an exceptionally well-organized, authoritative, and readable resource book. Full review >

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    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS

    MARCH 1, 2016

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SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS

by Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell & Erica Segre

An intriguing meditation on the nature of the universe and our attempts to understand it that should appeal to both... Full review >

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    ADHD NATION

    SEPT. 6, 2016

NONFICTION

ADHD NATION

by Alan Schwarz

In this powerful, necessary book, Schwarz exposes the dirty secrets of the growing ADHD epidemic. Full review >

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    I CONTAIN MULTITUDES

    AUG. 9, 2016

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I CONTAIN MULTITUDES

by Ed Yong

An exceptionally informative, beautifully written book that will profoundly shift one’s sense of self to that of symbiotic... Full review >

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