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On the Origin of Origin Stories

Ryan Seals

Through the pages of A Brief History of Creation, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II trace humanity’s obsession with the origin story of life on Earth as Westerners have told it, from the philosophy of Anaximander in the 6th century BCE to a 21st-century biology lab at Harvard Medical School.

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No Rust for the Weary

Dianne Timblin

In Rust, journalist Jonathan Waldman follows a winding, oxidized path—to the Statue of Liberty, through Alaskan oil fields, into the Ball can-making factory, and well beyond—revealing how the work of corrosion engineers improves contemporary life, making it easier, more productive, and far safer.

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Adventures of a Spacefaring Feline

Dianne Timblin

For Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure, author Dominic Walliman and illustrator Ben Newman bring an intrepid cosmic traveler back for a journey through physics' many realms.

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Behind the Scenes, Between the Lines

Carolyn Beans

Geobiologist Hope Jahren’s memoir, Lab Girl, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of science as she recounts the triumphs and misadventures of setting up three labs and conducting research in the Canadian Arctic, Ireland, Hawaii, and across the continental United States.

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Science Books in Six

American Scientist’s readers, writers, and editors share the science books that struck their fancy in 2015—summed up in just six words!

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O Pioneer

Laura Dassow Walls

An inveterate explorer with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, Alexander von Humboldt observed flora, fauna, climatic variation, and geology in close detail from continent to continent and described his findings in some of the bestselling volumes of his age.

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Pavlov's Perestroika

Harold Green

A brief review of Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science, by Daniel P. Todes

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Darkness Invisible

Corey S. Powell

A brief review of Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, by Lisa Randall

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Queen Jolly

Asia Murphy

A review essay on Thank You, Madagascar: The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly, by Alison Jolly

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Names, Simplified

Henry Reich

A brief review of Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, by Randall Munroe

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