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A review of The Science of Cheese, by Michael H. Tunick
A review of What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, by Randall Munroe
A review of Extraordinary Birds: Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, by Paul Sweet, and Aviary Wonders Inc.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World's Bird Supply Since 2031, by Kate Samworth
A review of A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, by Nicholas Wade
A review of Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record, by Errol Fuller
A review of Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism, by Jacob Darwin Hamblin
A review of How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction, by Robert Martin
A review of Plastic Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, by Patricia Newman
A review of The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet, by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut
A review of The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe!, by Brian May, Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott
A review of The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them and How They Shape Life, by Norman MacLeod
A review of Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student's Journal, by Michael John Hargrave
A review of Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality, by Edward Frenkel
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
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
A review of THE BOOK OF BARELY IMAGINED BEINGS: A 21st Century Bestiary, by Caspar Henderson
A review of THE MEASURE OF MANHATTAN: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, by Marguerite Holloway
A review of TOUCHING A NERVE: The Self as Brain, by Patricia S. Churchland
A review of WHAT ON EARTH? 100 of Our Planet’s Most Amazing New Species, by Quentin Wheeler and Sara Pennak
A review of LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST, by Edward O. Wilson
A review of STEPHEN HAWKING: Riddles of Time and Space, by Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy, with art by Zach Bassett
A review of HIDDEN BEAUTY: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science, by Norman Barker and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
A review of THE AGE OF EDISON: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg
A review of BEAUTIFUL WHALE by Bryant Austin
A brief review of A VERY SHORT TOUR OF THE MIND: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael C. Corballis
A review of PALEOFANTASY: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk
This issue marks the debut of our new, brief and occasional books section
A brief review of Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas, by Eva Saulitis
A brief review of Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, by Terence Dickinson
A brief review of em>Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent, by Gabrielle Walker, and Secrets of the Ice: Antarctica’s Clues to Climate, the Universe, and the Limits of Life, by Veronica Meduna
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