Einstein and Buddha

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Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings Cover Image
By Thomas J. McFarlane (Editor), Wes Nisker (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781569753378
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Published: Ulysses Press - December 20th, 2002

Drawing parallels between ancient philosophy and modern science through quotes, we can see how the two disciplines may not only be similar but possibly one in the same. With well over 1000 years between the lifetimes of the Buddha and Einstein, the connection is both fascinating and wondrous. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan

X-Events: The Collapse of Everything

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ISBN: 9780062088291
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 12th, 2013

With so many shows on tv about survival, invasions and wide spread devastation, one has to wonder… are these events really possible? Casti takes an educated and well researched look at what could bring about our demise as a society and a species. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan

Hot Zone

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ISBN: 9780385479561
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Published: Anchor - July 20th, 1995

One of the most devastating and terrifying viruses in the world was nearly unleashed in the US in 1989. Preston chronicles the mysterious Ebola virus’s little known origins, history and near deadly exposure to Wash. DC. An entirely true horror story. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan


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ISBN: 9780393334791
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2009

Taboo-schmaboo, Roach never hesitates to tackle the more risqué topics of our lives. An interesting, funny and slightly awkward read about the subject most of us are still unwilling to talk about. ~ Reviewed by Tara Swahlan

Gulp by Mary Roach

Mary Roach’s books have been on my to-read list for a long time. However, when your job depends on knowing what’s new and great, reading an author’s backlist can be difficult to find time for. Naturally, when Roach’s newest book came out, I jumped at the chance to finally make time for this intriguing writer.  Right now I’m kicking myself for not having read her other titles sooner. Everything they say about Mary Roach is true. She’s exactly what a great science author should be: easy to understand, incredibly interesting, and outrageously hilarious. Outrageously.

In a way, I’m glad I waited. Gulp is the perfect follow-up to Salt, Sugar, Fat; It details some of the science that Moss hinted at. Gulp is a scientific exploration of digestion, from start (the nose) to finish, (the toilet). It may sound as though the book could be disgusting, but I assure you, it isn't. Roach makes her intentions clear from the start: she wants to fascinate the reader, not cause disgust (much). In this, she achieves her goal. From the first chapter I was completely engrossed, but never grossed-out. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780393348743
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2014


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ISBN: 9780393348743
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2014

Gulp is a glorious romp through the historic and current science of the digestive tract. Roach rivals Sedaris in her wit and hilarious insight, informing you of things you didn't know you wanted to know (you do), while not leaving you (terribly) disgusted. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


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