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Surviving a Perfect Storm

Fenella Saunders

A review of The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them and How They Shape Life, by Norman MacLeod

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“The Sight That Met Us Was Shocking”

Dianne Timblin

A review of Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student's Journal, by Michael John Hargrave

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The Monodromy of Love

Brian Hayes

A review of Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality, by Edward Frenkel

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“The Colonel Says”

Corey S. Powell

A review of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going into Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, by Chris Hadfield

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Keeping the Holmes Fires Burning

Dianne Timblin

A review of The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics, by James O’Brien, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, by Maria Konnikova

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How to Best the Beast Within

Jenny Jennings Foerst

A review of THE BOOK OF BARELY IMAGINED BEINGS: A 21st Century Bestiary, by Caspar Henderson

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Gridding Gotham

Tim Stallmann

A review of THE MEASURE OF MANHATTAN: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, by Marguerite Holloway

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The Organ of Reality

Richard Wiggins

A review of TOUCHING A NERVE: The Self as Brain, by Patricia S. Churchland

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Jenny Jennings Foerst

A review of WHAT ON EARTH? 100 of Our Planet’s Most Amazing New Species, by Quentin Wheeler and Sara Pennak

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What Makes a Good Scientist?

Katie L. Burke

A review of LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST, by Edward O. Wilson

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