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Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
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What a wonderful book! It is a comprehensive look at all types of behavior, from the magnanimous to the hideous. It is filled with stories that heighten the reader's level of engagement. The book is long, yes. But not overly long. Sapolsky's subtle h ...more
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
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This is the fourth book I've read by Sam Kean, and they have all been excellent. This fascinating book describes the history of our understanding of the brain in the last couple hundred years. It is not a comprehensive treatment, but instead it is an ...more
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The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow
The Prague Sonata
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This is such a long novel, perhaps longer than it needs to be. It is rather slow, but the story unfolds in a nonlinear fashion. It starts out just after WWI, then continues to WWII, then to modern times, back and forth, back and forth. The Velvet rev ...more
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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
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This is an exceptional, must-read book about the prognosis for our planet Earth. The prognosis is not a happy one--it is truly depressing. If things continue at the present pace, by 2100, temperatures will rise by more than 4C. Large parts of Africa, ...more
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh by Carl Zimmer
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This is a wonderful book about heredity. It is such a comprehensive treatment of the subject. The hardcover version of the book is 672 pages long, about 575 pages of text followed by references and an index. So, this is not a book to be read in a cou ...more
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Paleofantasy by Marlene Zuk
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Hundreds of thousands of people try to practice a "paleo" lifestyle, where "paleo" is short for "paleolithic", and is a euphemism for "caveman". They eat mostly meat, thinking that this is what our ancestors thrived on for tens, or even hundreds of ...more
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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This is a riveting story about Lauren, a 15-year old girl in a dying world. Climate change has made the world warmer, and Lauren lives in a very dry California. She lives with her adopted family, before her neighborhood is destroyed by desperate peop ...more
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NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
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This is a fascinating book about autism. The first part of the book focuses on the history of research into the syndrome. It describes how early researchers tried to formulate the causes of autism, including the pitifully sidetracked idea that cold p ...more
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The Fifth Risk by Michael   Lewis
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This book is about three important but little-understood government agencies. And, the book is about the willful ignorance of the Trump administration, and its attempts to dismantle the agencies before even having the slightest idea, what these agenc ...more
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The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda
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I love reading science books that are well-written by an author who is really an expert in the field. And, in this case, Dr. Satchin Panda definitely fits the bill. He is a professor at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies. His specialty is the m ...more
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“I'm also part of the great conspiracy of global scientists to promote the myths of climate change, evolution, vaccination, and a spherical earth. After all, there's nobody on earth wealthier and more powerful than scientists, and they can't risk losing this exalted position by people finding out how the world really works.”
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“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...”
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“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.”
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