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The Art of Curiosity: 50 Visionary Artists, Scientists, Poets, Makers & Dreamers Who Are Changing the Way We See Our World Cover Image
By Exploratorium (Created by)
ISBN: 9781681889993
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 29th, 2019

This illustrated collection of over 45 essays by some of the most creative thinkers of our time provides a glimpse into the collective journeys of scientists, artists, writers, and journalists who have had transformative experiences at the Exploratorium. (Judith)

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

A darkly humorous and morbidly fascinating third book from Caitlin Doughty, the sensational and passionate mortician who has become a bestselling author. Candid questions from children and teens are accompanied by Doughty’s wry and informative answers as she shares her knowledge about the science and history of death and decomposition. Factual and hilarious, with delightful illustrations from Dianne Ruz. (Olivia)

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Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328543967
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 24th, 2019

“To be loved by a dog is a great privilege, perhaps one of the finest in a human life.” Clive D.L. Wynne, a founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, reveals his discoveries on the scientific evidence of a dog’s extraordinary capacity for love. (Aggie)

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Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524743017
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Published: Dutton - September 10th, 2019

Another beautiful physics book from one of the greats—this time focusing on the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. Perfect for those wanting to learn about the wonder of theoretical physics with Carroll’s wit and charisma.  Also a fantastic read for any doubters—it is one of the most compelling arguments for MWI and you won’t want to miss it. (Caitlin)

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

With his characteristic humor, facts, and anecdotes, Bill Bryson tackles a subject to which we can all relate—the human body. With his always approachable writing, he takes us on a head-to-toe tour, exploring the many wonders and the unfortunate frailties of the human body. (Carolee)

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

Munroe has created another gem! Exploring truly ridiculous ways to do almost anything, he teaches and entertains with his witty writing and lively illustrations. Want to know how to actually be on time? You could leave earlier or go faster, but you could also alter the flow of time! Not always practical advice, but you’ll learn so much. (Carolee)