Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own (W. W. Norton) by David Toomey examines possible organisms we may meet someday.
Storm Kings: The Untold Story of America's First Tornado Chasers (Pantheon Books) by Lee Sandlin tells an story of eventual scientific enlightenment.
The Devil Within: Possession & Exorcism in the Christian West (Yale University Press) by Brian P. Levack has a new explanation for possessions and exorcism.
And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus (St. Martin's Press) by Selina O'Grady examines how religions jostle for position within empires.
The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think (Dutton) by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods examines the intelligence that makes dogs our friends.
The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford University Press) by Roger Luckhurst gives the background to the spooky mummy tradition.
Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Bloomsbury) by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen tells a paradoxical life story.
Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed (Naval Institute Press) by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille is an insders' account of a famous case.
The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible (Princeton University Press) by Lance Fortnow is an introduction to one of the most important mathematical puzzles.
The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend (Bloomsbury) by Glenn Frankel gives us facts and legends.
1. W to host provocative exhibition of contemporary art ENTERTAINMENT
3. MSU to hold Freedom Summer Conference COMMUNITY