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    APRIL 21, 2015

NONFICTION

RAIN

by Cynthia Barnett

Highlights the severity of some of our environmental problems with knowledge, humor, urgency and hope. Full review >

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NONFICTION

THE DEATH OF CANCER

by Vincent T. DeVita Jr. Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

One of the most absorbing and empowering science histories to hit the shelves in recent years. Full review >

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    MARCH 10, 2015

NONFICTION

GALILEO'S MIDDLE FINGER

by Alice Dreger

Let us be grateful that there are writers like Dreger who have the wits and the guts to fight for truth. Full review >

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    APRIL 14, 2015

NONFICTION

THE INTIMATE BOND

by Brian Fagan

Though reminding us of the cruelties still visited upon animals and insisting that we respect them anew—not merely as pets... Full review >

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    JULY 7, 2015

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by Michael Hiltzik

A fascinating biography of a physicist who transformed how science is done. Full review >

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    OCT. 27, 2015

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    OCT. 27, 2015

NONFICTION

THUNDER & LIGHTNING

by Lauren Redniss illustrated by Lauren Redniss

A highly atmospheric, entertainingly earnest, and intimate engrossment with the world’s most popular topic of conversation. Full review >

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    THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    MARCH 10, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Required reading for policymakers and students, and general readers will finish the book realizing they actually understand... Full review >

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    BEYOND WORDS

    JULY 14, 2015

NONFICTION

BEYOND WORDS

by Carl Safina

A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things. Full review >

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    THE INVENTION OF SCIENCE

    DEC. 8, 2015

HISTORY

THE INVENTION OF SCIENCE

by David Wootton

A superbly lucid examination of a dramatic revolution in human thought that deserves a place on the shelf with Thomas Kuhn... Full review >

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    THE INVENTION OF NATURE

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE INVENTION OF NATURE

by Andrea Wulf

Humboldt was the Einstein of the 19th century but far more widely read, and Wulf successfully combines a biography with an... Full review >

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