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Seeing Science: The Art of Making the Invisible Visible

A worthy addition to any science collection, featuring stunning full-color images with broad appeal for multiple levels of engagement.

Everyday Adventures with Unruly Data

This is a highly engaging and recommended study on the daily encounters with data. Best for data specialists, librarians, taxonomists, and consumers.

How To Stay Smart in a Smart World: Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms

Gigerenzer explains why technology is so addictive and offers tips for fostering digital self-control. A seriously compelling, eye-opening, and well-researched investigation.

Tornado of Life: A Doctor’s Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER

Beautifully written with a different take on life, this is recommended for any collection.

Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting

Though it’s difficult to parse Bomback’s writing into one neat takeaway or nugget of wisdom, his empathy and frankness shine through on each page. This book is enjoyable to read and likely to be validating for many parents of young children.

First Dawn: From the Big Bang to Our Future in Space

Battiston’s book presents a useful synthesis across multiple scientific disciplines to arrive at a definition and general outline of cosmology, which is both timely and of great interest. However, the lack of illustrations and a glossary make it an optional purchase for public and academic libraries.

Methuselah’s Zoo: What Nature Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Healthier Lives

For aspiring scientists and health care advocates.

The Clockwork Man

Odd but no mere curiosity, this whimsical yet haunting novella reads like a missing link between Victorian and Golden Age science fiction, as befits the aim of MIT Press’s new “Radium Age” series to recover neglected classics of early 20th-century science fiction.

The Most Human Right: Why Free Speech Is Everything

Best suited for a niche audience of human rights, philosophy, and legal experts who are engaged in high-level work on the topic.

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