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Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II

This audiobook, recounting the tremendous accomplishments of women working in unaccommodating and unappreciative environments, should appeal to readers of women’s studies and history. Share with fans of Beverly Weintraub’s Wings of Gold or Liza Mundy’s Code Girls. Librarians may also enjoy reading about the important cataloging work done by one of Sears’s primary researchers, the multilingual oceanographic librarian Mary Grier.
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Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer

A solid audio that will be popular with fans of WWII stories, computer history, and the overlooked contributions of women.
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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.
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Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age

Ford pushes readers to more deeply understand how pieces of information become accepted, often unquestioned facts online and issues a call to promote data literacy. Highly recommended.

Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

Librarians who need to give crash courses in digital literacy can get fast facts from the essays’ introductions, and the full entries will be valuable to those who have more time to go over them in classrooms where information literacy is part of the curriculum. Essential for professional-development and library-school collections.
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Time To Think Small: How Nimble Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

Myers’s call-to-action and survey of current tech may appeal to environmentally conscious readers.

Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files

Essential for all collections. The cookbook, like the recipes it shares, is a keeper.
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Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

Rushkoff’s anecdotes and relatable voice will attract readers interested in technology and business, as well as those who want to know more about how wealthy tech magnates live.
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