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Techno-Animals in Your Future

Posted 7/28/2013 in Book Reviews

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts (Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Emily Anthes tells of technology applied to our animals.

How Hollywood Only Eventually Came to Fight the Nazis

Posted 7/19/2013 in Book Reviews

Hollywood and Hitler 1933 - 1939 (Columbia University Press) by Thomas Doherty is a fine history of a sorry time for the movies.

Glow, Glow Lost, Glow Regained

Posted 7/15/2013 in Book Reviews

Flickering Light: A History of Neon (Reaktion Books) by Christoph Ribbat shows many ways neon light has affected and reflected us.

Arch of Esthetic Triumph

Posted 7/10/2013 in Book Reviews

The Gateway Arch: A Biography (Yale University Press) by Tracy Campbell tells how St. Louis got its symbol.

Gigantic Erudition

Posted 7/5/2013 in Book Reviews

The Complete Dinosaur (Indiana University Press), edited by Brett-Surman, Holtz, and Farlow, is a huge summary of what we know about the ancient beasts.

Grab Your Net and Become Entranced

Posted 7/4/2013 in Book Reviews

In Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World (Pantheon), historian William Leach recounts American butterfly madness.

Two Reporters Trying to Get Out of the Confederacy

Posted 7/1/2013 in Book Reviews

Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey (PublicAffairs) by Peter Carlson gives a unique view of the war.

Another Day at Court, and Another, and...

Posted 6/24/2013 in Book Reviews

Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household (Harper) by Kate Hubbard gives a new way of knowing the Queen.

Assessing Innards

Posted 6/18/2013 in Book Reviews

Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body (Norton) by Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a grand way to appreciate what we all have got.


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