Donna Marie Smith

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The Smallest Lights in the Universe

This thoughtful and affecting memoir of navigating life after loss reads like a comforting novel, inspiring others to follow their dreams and never give up on the possibilities of discovery and self-reflection. Readers seeking women’s biographies and studies in planetary science will relish this heartfelt story.
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The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

Part natural history of Mars and part personal story, this narrative is accessible and eloquent, making it essential for armchair explorers and Mars enthusiasts. Johnson’s journey is also inspiring to women interested in S.T.E.M. careers.

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Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

A well-researched work of interest to parents and educators.
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The Dream Universe: How Fundamental Physics Lost Its Way

Although Lindley does not offer a prescription for this dilemma, he nevertheless makes a compelling argument about how science has drifted away from objective reality in order to explain the mysteries of the universe.
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Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

Along with the latest edition of ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Manual, Oltmann’s thoughtful work is an important resource for LIS students, librarians, and administrators alike.
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Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America

Readers interested in Gilded Age history and its parallels to contemporary society will enjoy learning about this trailblazing publication.
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Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention

An accessible, engaging read for students of engineering and the history of technology and generalist readers interested in NASA history.
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Zwicky: The Outcast Genius Who Unmasked the Universe

This accessible biography of the quirky astrophysicist Zwicky and the equally quirky world of cosmic rays, exploding stars, and dark matter will intrigue lay readers and serious science professionals alike.

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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire; A Biography

With her breezy, gossipy style, Ronald brings to life the story of the influential American publisher and his magazines. Journalism students and readers of this time period will enjoy this biography

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