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American Eclipse by David Baron

American Eclipse deconstructs the eclipse to its earthly ties while lacing mid-America to the moon and back. Following three characters across the plains to the point of totality, each with their distinct reasons for converging on such a historic event to the American people, but each a showcase for the greater trends and movements turning the USA to the power it holds today. A must for anyone persuaded by historical astronomy. - Ian

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ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright - June 6th, 2017

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a delightful human who knows his stuff and is certain you can know yours too. Precise and detailed, he throws in everyday references just when you might get lost—stories about hot chocolate, and a discussion about why dark matter is our frenemy. Whether you’re a subscriber to Science or you’ve been too embarrassed to admit you slept through physics, this brief tour of the universe will have you smiling and feeling smarter than when you started. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

Grunt by Mary Roach

Rather than focusing on big guns and bravado, Roach sheds light on the less discussed aspects of the military and answers questions most of us would not think to ask. What makes the gadgets work and how are they tested? What do fashion designers look for when creating a military uniform? What advances have we made in genital reconstructive surgery? Her signature wit had me fascinating by topics I would never have otherwise explored. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780393354379
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughtry

Sometimes a book jumps out at you that you didn't even know you needed in your life, and this was one of those books for me. Caitlin Doughtry tells her story about being a mortician in the Bay Area and it is dark and hilarious while at the same time being informative. - Karena

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Condensing the whole of human history into one comprehensive and relatively concise book may sound impossible, but Jared Diamond has accomplished it. He proposes a series of questions about the development of humankind and then proceeds to answer them with detailed and educated insight. I learned about aspects of history I had never even heard of before. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780393317558
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1999

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

All of your favorites—Aesir, Vanir, giants, dwarves, elves, and big bad wolves—try once again to fit in as many adventures as they can before Ragnarok descends to destroy them all. Translated by master of the fantastic Neil Gaiman, this updated version is reminiscent of the classic Edith Hamilton collection, but with a tang of Gaiman’s dark sense of humor. - Aric

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ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

Stuffed Animals by Divya Anantharaman

Perfect for your hipster hunting buddy, that weird neighborhood kid that collects bones, or your cousin who just wants to learn how to skin and mount critters (ethically sourced, of course!)  BONUS! Recipes included! - Rachel

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ISBN: 9781581573329
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Published: Countryman Press - October 25th, 2016

Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop

Acclaimed cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop (Every Grain of Rice) continues to garner praise, this time for her beautiful new cookbook, Land of Fish and Rice. “Long considered an authority on Chinese cuisine, Dunlop focuses on Jiangnan food, which she spent 10 years studying, in her latest. This particular region is known for its balanced, health-oriented dishes, evident in exquisite vegetable recipes like slivered radish buns and spicy Chinese cabbage.” —Tasting Table

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ISBN: 9780393254389
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 18th, 2016

The Handmade Life by Ramona Barry & Rebecca Jobson

This compendium is amazing because if you don’t know what you want to make but you know you want to make something, you can always find inspiration somewhere within its pages. Flipping through The Handmade Life, you will be animated by unstoppable polymath power and become the Craft-Hulk you were born to be! Weave, knot, sew, dye, glue, string, and collage yourself into infinity! You are the master of your craft and Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson are your guides! With more than 150 artists sharing projects with you in the 408 pages of this book, you can’t possibly go wrong.                                                          —Megan

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ISBN: 9780500518922
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

Blood at the Root A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips

This is a stunning account of the tragic and brutal history of Forsyth County, Georgia, and the campaign of atrocious racial terror used to force African Americans out of the community and to keep the area “all white” into the 1990s. Extensively researched and carefully constructed, it is a shocking story from our collective past that needs to be acknowledged and shared. The ugly tendencies toward racism and violence are not gone from our society; facing the truth of the past is only a small step, but it is a first step and an important step. Phillips’ compelling narrative, powerful prose, and personal honesty will help start that journey. —Nici

 

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ISBN: 9780393293012
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2016

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