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Space Chronicles

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier Cover Image
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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


A Planet of Viruses

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ISBN: 9780226983363
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 30th, 2012

A short, but still very informative volume on the history, uniqueness and types of viruses that live along side and inside of us. Covering the common cold, influenza, HIV, Ebola and others, this is a great starting place for those interested in virology. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan


Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard P. Feynman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780465025275
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Published: Basic Books - March 22nd, 2011

Feynman had a rare gift - both as a physicist and as a writer. Her he explains physics to the rest of us. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307379665
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 29th, 2013

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


Rabid

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143123576
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2013

Wasik provides enough medical details for background but doesn't dwell on the clinical aspects. An excellent comprehensive examination of the tremendous role rabies has played in human history. ~ Reviewed by Nate George


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