Eileen H. Kramer

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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

Those wanting fresh insight on animal thought should look elsewhere.

Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Anyone curious about evolution, geology, or paleontology's roots won't want to miss this work, especially fans of Rob Wesson's Darwin's First Theory and Edmund Blair Bolles's The Ice Finders.

Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction

Sadly, this extremely nontechnical approach to genetic manipulation's wonders fails to stand out in a crowded field.

Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

For those who enjoy science but haven't thought about dinosaurs in a while, this volume brings these creatures to mind in a whole new way.

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

Readers must look elsewhere for maps, but this volume is the go-to for tyrant dinosaurs.

The Great Acceleration: How the World Is Getting Faster, Faster

Nearly all readers can do without Colvile's jejune prognostications.

Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old—and What it Means for Staying Young

Despite some flaws, this accessible science is the first worthwhile popular book on the evolution and biology of aging in years.

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Although Sales sets forth a weak methodology and conclusion, her latest offering is still a compelling read for teens and those who work with them, giving voice to those who might not be heard otherwise.

The Society of Genes

This small bite of the feast that is molecular genetics will leave general readers hungry for more.

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