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How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316540537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 6th, 2022

An incredibly moving collection of essays that intertwines the author’s personal life story with that of various sea creatures. Each essay introduces us to a different time in their life, and a different creature, and what struck me the most from these was a shared striving to be able to thrive in both their given elements. At times they are stories of cruelty, from the world, or others, and the ways they must adapt to survive it, while also staying true to themselves. There is much to be learned from this book, and I highly recommend it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418835
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Published: Crown - September 5th, 2017

O'Neil lays bare Big Data's deep dive into our daily doings. Its mysterious algorithms analyze personal data to anticipate everything from our shopping preferences, credit worthiness, and even risk of criminal behavior. The call for more transparency is often rebuffed while the human touch falters beneath the power of numbers. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra - Book

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781590308356
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Published: Shambhala - September 14th, 2010

The more we come to understand particle physics - the realm of first cause and the infinitely small - the closer we seem to come to metaphysics and mysticism. Capra describes the hard and rigorous science which arguably leads in the direction of the ineffable. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli - Book Review

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By Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell (Translated by), Erica Segre (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735213937
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 23rd, 2018

Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli makes sense for the general reader of the seeming nonsense of ultimate reality. Suspend disbelief, fasten your seatbelt, and read about the stranger-than-scifi universe in which we live. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780374157357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 2021

Revolutionary and inspiring. Graeber and Wengrow restate the evolution of human history, calling out past speculations masquerading as fact for upwards of centuries. The Dawn of Everything paints ancient and prehistoric humanity in a brighter, more benevolent light. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science by Sam Kean - Book Review

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780316496506
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

A fantastic, and horrifying blend of True Crime and Science, The Icepick Surgeon details all the dastardly deeds done in the name of science. Spilling some of the untold history of science’s darkest secrets, this book will shock, intrigue and make you gasp. Perfect for any true crime junkie, and definitely not for the faint of heart! ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


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