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Questing for the Sunken City

Posted 5/19/2015 in Book Reviews

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City (Dutton) by Mark Adams gives a status report on the worldwide search.

Business Behind the Putin Curtain

Posted 5/12/2015 in Book Reviews

Bill Browder's Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice (Simon & Schuster) tells the horror of doing business in Russia.

Deep into Whale Evolution

Posted 5/6/2015 in Book Reviews

The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years (University of California Press) by J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen gives a comprehensive history of the origins of whales.

Let's Get Physical

Posted 4/27/2015 in Book Reviews

The Temple of Perfection: A History of the Gym (Reaktion Books) by Eric Chaline will tell you what all those people were doing in gyms for the past 2,000 years.

What Mathematicians Do

Posted 4/21/2015 in Book Reviews

Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation (Princeton University Press) by Michael Harris shows how his profession solves, and creates, problems.

Learning Your ABCs

Posted 4/11/2015 in Book Reviews

Michael Rosen's Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story (Counterpoint) is a special book for learning the alphabet you think you already know.

A Microhistory of Religious Conflict

Posted 3/31/2015 in Book Reviews

Cunegonde's Kidnapping: A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment (Yale University Press) by Benjamin J. Kaplan tells of a little failure before the Enlightenment took full hold.

Scandals in the Nunnery

Posted 3/27/2015 in Book Reviews

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent Scandal (Knopf) by Hubert Wolf tells of turmoil in a convent in Rome.

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.


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