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Curiosity Killed the Cat (but satisfaction brought it back)

Do you love deep-dives into difficult or complex subjects? These books tackle questions you have definitely had and ones you absolutely never considered. Get lost down these rabbit holes for a while!

And Then You're Dead

Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you st

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Stony the Road

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The abolition of slavery after the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked 'a new birth of freedom

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Caitlin Doughty

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma ha

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Is It Alzheimer's?

Peter V. Rabins

Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.

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So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy -- from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans -- has put a media spotlight on racism in our

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Jesse Bering

For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. But none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life rema

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American Sherlock

Kate Winkler Dawson

A gripping historical true crime narrative that "reads like the best of Conan Doyle himself" (Karen Abbott, author of The Ghosts of Eden Park), American Sherlock recounts the riveting true story of the birth of modern criminal investigation

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Do I Have to Wear Black to a Funeral?: 112 Etiquette Guidelines for the New Rules of Death

Florence Isaacs

Everything you ever wanted to know about funeral etiquette but were afraid to ask When is attending a funeral or memorial service “a must,” and when is it optional? Can a eulogy be funny? Can I scatter my brother’s ashes in the backyard? Should

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The Handy Science Answer Book

James Bobick, Naomi E. Balaban

Informative, easy-to-use guide to everyday science questions, concepts and fundamentals celebrates its twenty-fifth year and over one million copies sold! Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea le

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The Doctor Who Fooled the World

Brian Deer

From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And a militant "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against childr

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A More Beautiful Question

Warren Berger

To get the right answer--in business, in life--you have to ask the right question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows it's both an art and a science.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature o

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