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NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

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NONFICTION

MIRACLE CURE

by William Rosen

An encyclopedic reference for researchers and practitioners but also accessible for general readers due to Rosen’s lively... Full review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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An educational and emotional chronicle that should resonate with a wide variety of readers. Full review >

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NONFICTION

CONVERGENCE

by Peter Watson

Those who reject the idea of convergence outright may not get far in this book, but readers with no objection to a sweeping,... Full review >

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by Jack E. Davis

An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction. Full review >

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NONFICTION

RAPTOR

by James Macdonald Lockhart

This illuminating book serves as homage to a brilliant naturalist and extraordinary birds. If you loved H Is for Hawk, put... Full review >

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NONFICTION

HOW EMOTIONS ARE MADE

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A highly informative, readable, and wide-ranging discussion of “how psychology, neuroscience, and related disciplines are... Full review >

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A relentlessly fascinating book that is sure to become—and deserves to be—a bestseller. Full review >

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NONFICTION

NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE

by Ron Powers

This hybrid narrative, enhanced by the author’s considerable skills as a literary stylist, succeeds on every level. Full review >

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NONFICTION

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by Jonathan B. Losos illustrated by Marlin Peterson

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NONFICTION

CHINA LAKE

by Barret Baumgart

Nearly indescribable and utterly engrossing, this book is an urgent and terrifying cultural reflection, a startling look in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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