Natural & Physical Sciences

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Subprime Attention Crisis
Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet
Tim Hwang
From FSGO x Logic: a revealing examination of digital advertising and the internet's precarious foundation
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Blockchain Chicken Farm
And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
Xiaowei Wang
From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world
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DESERT NOTEBOOKS'
A Road Map for the End of Time
Ben Ehrenreich
An ideal read for these days, where we can only sit still and wait—a travelogue of the apocalypse. --recommended by Stacey
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The Mosquito
A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
Dr. Timothy C. Winegard
Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter. Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito's reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.
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Black Death at the Golden Gate
The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
David K. Randall
On March 6, 1900, the bubonic plague took its first victim on American soil: Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown--but when corrupt politicians mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save San Francisco and the nation.
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Fire in Paradise
An American Tragedy
Dani Anguiano, Alastair Gee
What happened in Paradise was unprecedented in America. Yet according to climate scientists and fire experts, it will surely happen again. This is the story of a town at the forefront of a devastating global shift.
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The Earth Wants YOU
Reverend Billy Talen
A motivational handbook for earth activists, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Stop shopping and sign up now for the struggle of our lives! Earthalujah!
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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene
Reflections on the End of a Civilization
Roy Scranton
An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.
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Braiding Sweetgrass
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer
"Kimmerer, Ph.D. and citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, provides an invaluable look at where we are, what damaging, normalized practices got us here, and how we can heal ourselves and the Earth." - ​Recommended by Anna