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More, Please: On Food, Fat, Bingeing, Longing, and the Lust for “Enough.”

This book’s tone is compassionate as Specter creates a foundation for accepting oneself and rejecting stereotypes. Self-help, sociology, entertainment, and memoir readers from many generations will appreciate this wholehearted approach, which challenges society to do a better job of understanding the realities of eating disorders.
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The Secret History of Sharks: The Rise of the Ocean’s Most Fearsome Predators

This chronological shark history is thorough, remarkably readable, and recommended for general readers and specialists alike.

Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World

This timely, highly recommended book makes a strong case for taking practical steps to reduce nonrenewable consumption and waste.
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The Importance of Being Educable: A New Theory of Human Uniqueness

This brief, philosophical treatise will be a thoughtful addition to academic collections focused on artificial intelligence and human learning.
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Otter Country: An Unexpected Adventure in the Natural World

Darlington’s expressive descriptions animate this highly recommended book that looks back at how nature stories encouraged a child’s wonder of river otters. It also looks at how otter populations are recovering in the UK.
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Southern Rivers: Restoring America’s Freshwater Biodiversity

A wide-ranging picture of interconnectedness between aquatic biodiversity and humanity. Includes rich terminology and vivid descriptions and photographs. Highly recommended for libraries in the Southeast or any library with a strong environmental history collection.

The Allure of the Multiverse: Extra Dimensions, Other Worlds, and Parallel Universes

This expert untangling of complicated concepts will kindle curiosity and awe for quantum physics. An excellent recommendation for both science-fiction enthusiasts and readers of popular nonfiction.
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Starborn: How the Stars Made Us (and Who We Would Be Without Them)

This mesmerizing history of stargazing looks both back into the past and forward. An excellent recommendation for thoughtful and curious readers.
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023

Readers can catch up on a year’s worth of well-written discoveries and investigations in this collection. Appropriate for adults as well as readers as young as middle school.
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