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Betsy | 1703 comments Mod
Please post a comment below to nominate a book for the group to read for December 2017.

Please use the "add book/author" link just above the comment box to insert a link to the Goodreads book page for the book you are nominating, so other members can more easily assess it.

You may nominate a book which has been suggested previously and did not win. You may nominate more than one book, but we might not include all of your nominations in the voting.

Please do not nominate a book which is unlikely to be available to all members, such as one which was just published within the last three months or which is only available on Kindle.

Nominations will close on October 21 or when we have about 10 good nominations, whichever occurs first.


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Martin Oetiker | 15 comments The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman


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Betsy | 1703 comments Mod
Di wrote: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers"

We read this in June 2011. Here is the discussion thread:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Joel (joeldick) | 219 comments Nicoleta wrote: "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky"

This one looked interesting. Then I heard an interview with the author with Sam Harris, and he was as boring as hell.


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Susan wrote: "A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes"

It appears that this book wasn't published in the U.S. until September 2017. Let's hold off on this one for a few months to make sure it's available.


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Susan (susanj13) | 87 comments Betsy wrote: "Susan wrote: "A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes"

It appears that this book wasn't published in the U.S. until September 2017. Let's hold off on t..."


Ah, makes sense, wasn't aware of that. Recently purchased it in the UK on a Kindle deal and planning to read it next.


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Nicoleta Badea | 4 comments Joel wrote: "Nicoleta wrote: "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky"

This one looked interesting. Then I heard an interview with the author with..."


He's actually one of my favorite authors. I loved Why zebras don't get ulcers and I'm loving this one so far. I don't know the interview you've mentioned but i think it's ultimately a question of taste. I've seen some of his lectures on Human Behavioral Biology on youtube and I enjoyed his style. I think you should try a sample of his writting, see if you like it better, the science behind it is really good i think.


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Betsy | 1703 comments Mod
Nominations have been closed. Please vote for your choice at the following poll, which will be open through October 30:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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