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A is for Arsenic

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781472911308
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - September 8th, 2015

Christie's experience as an apothecary's assistant during WW1 was the beginning of her love affair with poison. Though her methods of murder varied, 14 poisons used to dispatch victims are examined here, as well as the crimes themselves. A must have for fans of Dame Agatha! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Thunder & Lightning

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Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future Cover Image
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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 Cover Image
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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


Stiff

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393324822
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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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544272996
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 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 Cover Image
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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


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