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Don't Forget to Take Your Guidebook

Posted 6/16/2012 in Book Reviews

In A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Yale University Press), historian Neil Faulkner has an amusing way to explain Ancient Greek history.

A Candied World Tour

Posted 6/13/2012 in Book Reviews

_Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy_ (St. Martin's Press) by Kate Hopkins hunts the world and hunts through history for the perfect candy.

It's Too Unreal

Posted 6/7/2012 in Book Reviews

In _Reality: A Very Short Introduction_ (Oxford University Press), philosopher Jan Westerhoff finds that it is not so simple telling what is real.

A Worldwide Tour of Survivors

Posted 6/6/2012 in Book Reviews

Richard Fortey in Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind (Knopf) visits living fossils.

Adventures in Posting: An Eccentric Biography

Posted 6/1/2012 in Book Reviews

The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects (Princeton Architectural Press) by John Tingey tells of a British eccentric who investigated what his postal system could do.

Making Revelation a Little Less Weird

Posted 5/29/2012 in Book Reviews

In Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation (Viking), Elaine Pagels provides context for the strangest book in the Bible.

Conning the Con Men

Posted 5/25/2012 in Book Reviews

In The Mark Inside (Knopf), Amy Reading tells of the victim who would not let the swindlers go.

Before the Opening of the Tomb, and After

Posted 5/22/2012 in Book Reviews

Joyce Tyldesley in _Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King_ (Basic Books) gives a history of his life, and his resurrection.

The Start of Worldwide Scientific Effort

Posted 5/18/2012 in Book Reviews

In Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Knopf), Andrea Wulf tells an inspiring story of scientific cooperation.

Surf's Up, Worldwide and Year-Round

Posted 5/16/2012 in Book Reviews

Swell: A Year of Waves (Chronicle Books) by Evan Slater collects photographs of surfers' dream waves.

 

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