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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393246186
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 25th, 2016

The answer? "Yes, but you'd never have guessed"
This overview of the latest revelations in cognitive ability of animals, with both anecdotal evidence and clinical results, will turn your head around about the emotional and intellectual lives of animals. This thought provoking book asks that we overcome our internal proclivity to downplay animal intelligence and find the tools to accurately assess their capabilities. Frans De Waal has delivered a important work that everyone who is interested in the field will extol as an instant classic.
Highly recommended


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184413
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2016

After reading Rovelli's elegantly written series of essays on what we think we know about modern physics, I admit I still don't get it. But what I lack in complete understanding is happily made up for by a re-energized curiosity. This is a mind-expanding and entertaining short work for people who want a better grasp of what's going on in this universe. Did you know space isn't really space? It's actually a thing. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


A is for Arsenic

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ISBN: 9781472911308
Availability: Out of Print
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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$35.00
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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$15.99
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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$16.95
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


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