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Sculpting Brick by Brick

Posted 3/22/2015 in Book Reviews

Nathan Sawaya's The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO (No Starch Press) tells how and why he sculpts with a kid's toy.

Off With Their Heads

Posted 3/17/2015 in Book Reviews

Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found (Liveright) by Frances Larson tells the history of decapitation.

Blowing through History

Posted 3/4/2015 in Book Reviews

Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton University Press) by Stuart B. Schwartz shows it's more than meteorology.

Hair Razing

Posted 2/26/2015 in Book Reviews

In Plucked: A History of Hair Removal (New York University Press), Rebecca M. Herzig covers a topic no one else will.

He Lost It at the Movies

Posted 2/17/2015 in Book Reviews

Patton Oswalt's Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film (Scribner) tells a comic story from a real addict.

Bugs Put Us in Our Place

Posted 2/11/2015 in Book Reviews

In Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects (University of Chicago Press), entomologist Scott Richard Shaw shows we undervalue insects.

A Knightly Life, Not Legend

Posted 2/3/2015 in Book Reviews

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones (Ecco) tells of real knightly bravery.

Strange Sex, Familiar Sex

Posted 1/29/2015 in Book Reviews

Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction (Bloomsbury Sigma) by Jules Howard is a review of how those others do it.

A Grand Scientific Achievement

Posted 1/22/2015 in Book Reviews

Earth's Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters (University of Chicago Press) by Martin J. S. Rudwick gives the scientific history of geochronology.


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