Thunder & Lightning

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Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future By Lauren Redniss Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812993172
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

Profusely and wonderfully illustrated, this is the book for the meteorologist in your life, but you might just fall in love with it too. Entertaining anecdotes and legends abound, as well as some factual essays all about the weather. This book is totally unique - an illuminated and illuminating book that succeeds both as a stunning work of art and and a fascinating treatise on the climate. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson - Book Review

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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble By Marilyn Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062127198
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2015

What does Indiana Jones really do to find all that loot? This is insightful and fun! I loved it - and I was an Archaeology Minor! ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393324822
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

A lot of discussion around death focuses on what happens to our spirits and is there a life after death, Roach takes a somewhat different approach and discusses the possibilities available to one’s body after death. Roach’s narration provides for both an informational and amusing take on what our bodies can do for this world after we leave them. ~ Reviewed by Misha D'Andrea

What If?

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions By Randall Munroe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544272996
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 2nd, 2014

For people who have always wondered: What if? Now, all (or at least a few) of your questions have been answered! What if everyone in the world jumped at the same moment? How many hand-held laser would it take to destroy the moon? If you only have one soul-mate, what is the probability you two would meet? Bizarre and oddly satisfying read by the author of web comic xkcd. Great gift for a math major! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

The Dawn of the Deed

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The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex By John A. Long Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226143491
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 29th, 2014

Do you like dinosaurs? Do you like sex? Well, then this book will suit you -combining the science of those two subjects in an easy to digest manner while teaching you things to liven up any conversation. ~ Reviewed by Becki Trudell

Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies By Jared Diamond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393317558
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1999

It's very easy to see why this book won a Pulitzer. Diamond asks the fundamental question that countless others have: Why did some cultures develop so much technology and others so little? But unlike most others who have asked, Diamond has investigated and come up with an answer. He readily dismantles arguments based on racism and suppression and gets to the heart of the matter, carefully guiding the reader along with well thought-out, fact-based explanations. There are plenty of analogies to help illustrate points and lots of personal anecdotes help maintain a human element, which is crucial. After all, the whole point of the book is to illuminate our human commonality. ~ Reviewed by Nate George


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