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Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel Lieberman - Book Review

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781524746988
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

Our hunter-gatherer forebearers never ran a marathon or lifted barbells, and often just sat around. Yet their natural activities kept them fit and remarkably disease-free. Lieberman skillfully weaves their stories into our modern fitness culture, encouraging the use of exercise tools and techniques, and the necessity of downtime. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

A stunningly witty and insightful book detailing the different methods of something as simple as inhaling and exhaling oxygen and how that can determine the path to a healthy life. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari - Book Review

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

No prior chronicle of humanity’s history has been quite so gripping, surprising, and insightful to me as Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. Where other authors have tackled world histories event by event, year by year, Harari instead chooses to focus on the inner workings of our social structures and consciousness that separate us from the other living things on this strange planet. I was as often moved to praise Harari’s insight as I was to protest his bold new assertions. This book challenged my intellect and changed the way I look at history. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

From brains to blood vessels, hearts to hormones, and everything in between, this whirlwind romp through the body and its organ systems is both informative and highly entertaining. Bryson’s musing digressions abound in this book, be it about murder or vitamins or how much a human would cost to build (hint: less than a house, more than a fridge). The Body will almost certainly leave you highly satisfied and with a passionate love for a random, very specific organ. Mine’s the liver. Man, that thing is cool. ~ Reviewed by Patrick Molluso


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

Every breath you take can be a boon or hazard to your health. Nestor spent years investigating breathing methods, interviewing experts, and experimenting on himself. His results come as a breath of fresh air, inhaled, by the way, through the nose. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982120696
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

What an incredible book, and one that will haunt you forever. Beautifully written, interwoven with natural history, research, and philosophy on the lives of whales, but also, on so much more. Through learning about these tremendous creatures, we learn so much about ourselves too, and our relationship with, and place in, this world we inhabit. There is so much beauty in the life of a whale, and yet so much sadness from the polluted world we make them live in, but this is true for us too. This book will make you really think, and look through smarter eyes, an incredible work, and an important one. Highly Recommend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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