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Darwin’s Armada by Iain McCalman

This “geographically expansive account” (The New Yorker) follows Charles Darwin and the three intrepid scientists who made evolutionary theory what it is today. “Sparkling” (Kirkus Reviews starred review).

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The Species Seekers by Richard Conniff

This exuberant account presents the naturalists of the 1700s and 1800s — including Linnaeus, Darwin, and Audubon — brilliant eccentrics who sought to catalog the planet’s myriad inhabitants for science. “Conniff is a splendid writer… one can’t resist quoting him” (The New York Times).

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The Cure Within by Anne Harrington

“Splendid” (The New York Times): Is there a connection between physical and mental health? Investigating topics from the placebo effect to the impact of meditation, this is “a first-rate cultural history of an age-old but still much debated topic” (Publishers Weekly).

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The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston

From a New York Times bestselling author comes an “utterly engrossing” look (The Washington Post) into two lethal diseases: smallpox and anthrax. “One of the most horrifying things I’ve ever read in my life” (Stephen King).

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Electric Universe by David Bodanis

Join a bestselling writer on an extraordinary journey through the history of electricity in this illuminating page-turner! “No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible — and indeed more pleasurable — than David Bodanis” (Bill Bryson).

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Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn by Amanda Gefter

“Wow” (Scientific American): In this highly acclaimed mix of memoir and cosmology, an eccentric dad’s question to his teenage daughter sparks a shared, decades-long odyssey that’s both “a coming-of-age chronicle and a father-daughter road trip to the far reaches of this universe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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