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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Cover Image
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


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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Cover Image
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

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: Seastone 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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X-Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything Cover Image
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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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Cover Image
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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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Cover Image
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


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