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Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond

Having thoroughly researched the environmental impact of these ports, Dunbar-Hester makes the case that San Pedro Bay has become a sacrifice zone to oil distribution and expanding global trade, with some environmental mitigation considered a cost of doing business.
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When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America

A disturbing clarity into the current biased news coverage is revealed through analysis of past industry reporting standards.
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Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

A singular perspective on space technology, with unexpected comparisons to colonialism that will make readers think twice about the future of humanity on other planets.
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Computing Taste: Algorithms and the Makers of Music Recommendation

Seaver offers insight into algorithmic music recommendations that’s entertaining and easily digestible for laypeople.

Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession

A highly recommended book that is designed to strengthen readers’ activist muscles so that they can create more inclusive, accessible spaces for exercise, along with fewer metrics that immediately exclude certain bodies from social definitions of health.
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In the Name of Plants: From Attenborough to Washington, the People Behind Plant Names

A great botanical reference that’s also entertaining enough for general audiences to dip into or read cover to cover. Appropriate for academic and large public libraries.
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What Is African Art? A Short History

While generously illustrated to elucidate the text, this is no coffee table book for casual readers. It’s a deeply researched, important contribution to the study of art history, with relevance to disciplines beyond the study of African art.
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