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The Hot Zone

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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780385479561
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Published: Anchor - July 20th, 1995

Terrifying, terrifying, terrifying! This true story about an Ebola outbreak in the Washington DC area during the 1980's is well researched, suspenseful and an End of the World Reading Group pick. And did I mention terrifying?! Especially with the world's current crisis! ~ Reviewed by Jess Elder


Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil Degrasse Tyson - Book Review

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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393350395
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

If you've ever been curious about the attraction between "strange" and "charmed" quarks or find yourself wondering what the universe looked like just after the "birth" of atoms, then this engaging and illuminating introduction to our cosmic history is just the book for you!


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307742322
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2014

Ballooning, from ancient China to today, concentrating on the 19th century men and women – explorers, scientists, geographers, writers, adventurers – who took to the sky. An exhilarating, marvelous book from the outstanding biographer and author of the Northshire favorite, The Age of Wonder. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Stiff

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393324822
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

Probably the most fascinating book I have ever read. Nasty, gnarly, gross, strange, disturbing, and incredibly interesting. It bursts with dark humor, yet manages to maintain an atmosphere of respect. In a word, awesome. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


Space Chronicles

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393343625
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 4th, 2013

This superstar astrophysicist gave me wanderlust for the far reaches of the universe with his compelling argument for our continued exploration of outer space. He is especially good at breaking down complex concepts for those of us who aren't cut out for rocket science. ~ Reviewed by Ellie Brown


Disappearing Spoon

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316051637
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 6th, 2011

If you love trivia and/or science, you’ll have chemistry with this book. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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