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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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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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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


Spillover

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ISBN: 9780393346619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 9th, 2013

Scientists have no idea where it will come from or when it will strike. It could be as harmless as the common cold or an extinction event. In Spillover, author David Quammen investigates the handful of suspects of the next human pandemic, including Ebola, Lyme and Hendra. A great read for those who are interested but possibly intimidated by the field of virology. Quammen delivers PhD level knowledge in a way that is easy to read and understand. A fascinating read that is at times, funny and terrifying. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan


Spook

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ISBN: 9780393329124
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2006

A fascinating look at the question of the afterlife from a (very accessible) scientific and historical perspective. Believers and skeptics alike will be able to take something away from this endlessly entertaining book. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott


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