The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution (Columbia University Press) by Donald R. Prothero shows fossils in an evolutionary context.
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany (Little, Brown) by Marie Jalowicz Simon is a survivor's unique story.
The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Little, Brown) by Stacy Schiff brings light on the Salem witch infestations.
Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations (Adams Media) by Raphael Rosen is math as you weren't taught in school.
We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s (PublicAffairs) by Richard Beck looks at a scare story.
In The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis (Scribner), Simon Goodman tells a tragic family story.
Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Terry Masear tells how hummingbirds get rehabilitated.
The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone (Barnaby LTD) by Carol Queen and Shar Rednour has advice, encouragement, and enthusiasm.
Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation (Algonquin Books) by Dean Jobb brings back the adventures of a sly criminal.
Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales tells the lore and the science of mollusks.
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