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A brief review of Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, by Randall Munroe
A brief review of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, by J. Kenji López-Alt
A brief review of Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research, by Sarah Bridger
A brief review of Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land, by Pieter van Dokkum
A brief review of Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind, by David J. Linden
A brief review of Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns, by Frank A. Farris
A brief excerpt of Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia, by Lindsey A. Freeman
A brief review of Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail, by Dave Arnold
A brief review of The House of Owls, by Tony Angell
A brief review of On Immunity: An Inoculation, by Eula Biss
Brief reviews of Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, by Michael Benson, and Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration, by Michael Soluri
A brief review of Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything, by Salvatore Basile
A brief review of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000, by Doug Menuez
A brief review of Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and Around the World, by Jim Steenburgh
A brief review of Talent for Friendship: Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait, by John Edward Terrell
A brief review of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, by Martin J. Blaser
A brief review of Molecules: The Elements and Architecture of Everything, by Theodore Gray, with photographs by Nick Mann
A brief review of The Oldest Living Things in the World, by Rachel Sussman
A brief review of Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste, by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbaek
A brief review of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, by David Casarett
A brief review of How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes, by Harvey B. Lillywhite
A brief review of Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program, by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek
A brief review of A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools, by Bill Laws
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
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