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What the Fossils Show Us

Posted 11/28/2015 in Book Reviews

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.

Evading the Nazis

Posted 11/24/2015 in Book Reviews

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.

Historic Witchery Told with Immediacy

Posted 11/10/2015 in Book Reviews

The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Little, Brown) by Stacy Schiff brings light on the Salem witch infestations.

Appreciating Mathematics as Something Fun

Posted 11/3/2015 in Book Reviews

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.

Kindergarten Horrors

Posted 10/30/2015 in Book Reviews

We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s (PublicAffairs) by Richard Beck looks at a scare story.

A Slight Correction to a Monumental Wrong

Posted 10/26/2015 in Book Reviews

In The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis (Scribner), Simon Goodman tells a tragic family story.

Hollywood Hummingbird Hospital

Posted 10/20/2015 in Book Reviews

Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Terry Masear tells how hummingbirds get rehabilitated.

Encouraging Sexual Fun

Posted 10/13/2015 in Book Reviews

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.

He Out-Ponzied Ponzi

Posted 10/6/2015 in Book Reviews

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.

Mollusks and the Homes They Build

Posted 9/29/2015 in Book Reviews

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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