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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

This book serves as a warning of all the ways we limit children, especially girls, without even realizing it. Best for readers with a strong interest in girls’ education and a background in science.



Despite its flaws, this hidden gem of a work will enthrall readers seeking underrepresented voices in the history of science and literature.

The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America

As noted early on, this book discusses topics that might be uncomfortable for some readers, and as such is not for everyone, particularly those with a difficult history with food. That said, readers wishing to learn more about disordered eating as well as those looking to be more mindful about food and the social messaging around it, will find this work useful.

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Recommended for nonexperts curious about their own bodies and blood as commodity in the world economy.

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Overall, a hopeful look at the future of reading that will resonate with those who worry that we are losing our ability to think in the digital age. Accessible to general readers and experts alike.

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

Ideal for readers who find traditional science books lacking in philosophy.

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Overall, Zimmer's latest offers a comprehensive look at all aspects of heredity in readable and accessible text for anyone interested in the topic.

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