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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476776620
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 14th, 2018

Acclaimed science journalist David Quammen provides provocative new answers to age old questions--who we are, where we came from, and how we got here. Based on recent discoveries in molecular biology, this book's assertions have powerful implications for human identity, individuality, and health. --Praveen

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Heart: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374168650
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 18th, 2018

Throughout history, the heart has been revered for its mysteries of function and dysfunction. The beauty of this book is Jauhar's weaving of increasingly complex technological advances and our fundamental wonder at the ways of our hearts. --Marilyn

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How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691169866
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 13th, 2018

With great curiosity, David L. Hu explores the mechanics of movement within the animal kingdom. Why has natural selection chosen certain movement patterns over others, and how can we apply those patterns to our technology on the cutting edge of engineering? This captivating book seeks answers to these questions and more. --Anton

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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224568
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Published: Viking - June 26th, 2018

After years of study, paleontologist Nick Pyenson has a deeply personal relationship with the subject of whales. Those who enjoy learning about history and planet Earth through the lives of other beings will love this simultaneously accessible and detailed account about these awesome creatures. --Kelly

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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316382533
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2018

An international battle over a newly discovered dinosaur skeleton is the focus of this explosive page-turner. Williams's sharp reporting unearths the larger-than-life characters and bones that caused one of paleontology's biggest, most shocking scandals. --Santiago

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The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541909
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Published: Doubleday - September 11th, 2018

Believers and skeptics of the Myers-Briggs personality test will be engrossed in the story of the mother-daughter duo who brought methods of "typing" people to the masses. Blending biography and investigative journalism, this book uncovers the questionable motives and history behind a test widely used today. --Kelly

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The Bucket List: Wild: 1,000 Adventures Big and Small: Animals, Birds, Fish, Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789334459
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Published: Universe - October 30th, 2018

From kayaking with orcas to hunting venomous Gila monsters to actually finding Nemo, this is the perfect book for the animal lover, the naturalist, and the adventurer. A gorgeous take on the bucket list. YOLO! --Amanda

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Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place Cover Image
By Annick Smith (Editor), Susan O'Connor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781571313799
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 9th, 2018

A collection of stirring essays about the importance of the hearth in the home. In an age where connection is often sought and found over social media, the center of warmth in a space still brings people together to form physical community in the most natural and solidifying way. --Kelly

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Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits Cover Image
By Randal Ford, Dan Winters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781599621470
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Published: Rizzoli - September 25th, 2018

An absolutely stunning collection of photographs of all types of wildlife! These studio portraits bring you ever-so-close to creatures great and humble. Any animal or photography lover will greatly enjoy this book! --Carolee