Natural & Physical Sciences

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The Eruption That Changed the World
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
If you're at all interested in extreme Earth events, and their repercussions, this is required reading. And, for fellow bicycle aficionados, one unforeseen consequence of the devastation wreaked by Tambora was the development of the velocipede. —Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books
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When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi
For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

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