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3 Men and a Body by Stephanie Bond
3 Men and a Body (Body Movers, #3)
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read in January, 2015
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2 Bodies for the Price of 1 by Stephanie Bond
2 Bodies for the Price of 1 (Body Movers, #2)
by Stephanie Bond (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Body Movers by Stephanie Bond
Body Movers (Body Movers, #1)
by Stephanie Bond (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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This is billed as the first book in the series but there were constant references to an earlier story - very annoying. The story itself was cute, although the main character would be more believable as an early 20 something - she comes across as too ...more
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One Renegade Cell by Robert A. Weinberg
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Requires some prior knowledge of biology - dense vocabulary (and not just the bio vocab). Good basic information on early cancer research but outdated now regarding predictions of things like the Human Genome Project results.
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The Hungry Gene by Ellen Ruppel Shell
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I earned a Masters in Physiology in the 1990s and I remember the optimism surrounding leptin. I found the details presented in the book to be fascinating. So much is yet to be discovered, but this is a great introduction to what is known. Those who r ...more
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The Boilerplate Rhino by David Quammen
The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder
by David Quammen (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Old (90's) so cultural references are outdated.
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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Great info but very condescending tone. I ended up feeling sorry for the people who gave up their time to talk to him since he obviously feels so superior to them. Some of them probably felt very hurt when he read their portrayal.
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The Medusa and the Snail by Lewis Thomas
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Old. The best chapter was the last.
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The Language of Cells by Spencer Nadler
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Beautifully written.
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The Periodic Kingdom by Peter   Atkins
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I really liked this one - very imaginative! I've decided to use excerpts in one of my classes to bring the topic a bit more alive for the students. Minus one star because some of the vocabulary is unnecessarily obtuse.
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