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The Book of Humans: 4 Billion Years, 20,000 Genes, and the New Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford - Book Review

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Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature—A New Evolutionary History Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615195312
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Published: The Experiment - March 19th, 2019

Humans: the most intelligent, creative species to ever walk the planet. How did that happen? In delightful, often droll prose, Rutherford charts our staggered, still incomplete evolution. Along the way he discovers that rats, dolphins, chimps, crows, and a host of other animals share some savory or unsavory human characteristics, and we, for all our wonderful sophistication, share some of theirs. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life by Susan Middleton - Book Review

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By Susan Middleton, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419710070
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 21st, 2014

Simply stunning. Spineless features large, high-quality photos of invertebrate marine life. From starfish to jellyfish, sea snails to squid, Middleton’s photography is breathtakingly vibrant, with descriptive insights into each animal’s world and behavior. Not your average coffee table book, this one will fascinate for hours at a time. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams - Book Review

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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316382533
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2018

This deftly wrought book almost defies a category. While it is a book of Paleontology this book reads like an old fashioned "Who Dunnit" but throw in international espionage, Mongolian History and a solid dose of psychology and you've got a great read. If you liked Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon this is for you. I love this book. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just about Everything by Randi Hutter Epstein - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393239607
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 26th, 2018

A historical review of how endocrinology came to be a cohesive branch of science and medicine rather than a disjointed study of various glands and secretions by scientists who focused only on individual parts of the body, rather than the whole. Epstein startles and delights with tales of parents collecting pituitaries and university basements full of brains. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


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