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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything by
Publication Date: 2004-09-14
Nature and science writer Bill Bryson examines some of mysteries of science, and attempts to understand not only what scientists know, but how they know it. Covers the creation of the universe, the size of the Earth, the origins of life, and other topics.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Reading Lolita in Tehran by
Call Number: B Naf
Publication Date: 2008-11-04
The author presents a memoir of her life in post-revolutionary Iran, focusing on her organization of a group of young women in 1997 who met secretly once a week to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature.
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day by
Publication Date: 2001-06-05
David Sedaris describes the struggles he has had in life due to his voice problems, discussing how his voice has affected his personal relationships, his career, and his family life.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by
Call Number: 616.02 Skl
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
Examines the experiences of the children and husband of Henrietta Lacks, who, twenty years after her death from cervical cancer in 1951, learned doctors and researchers took cells from her cervix without consent which were used to create the immortal cell line known as the HeLa cell; provides an overview of Henrietta's life; and explores issues of experimentation on African-Americans and bioethics.
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread for the Data
Naked Statistics by
Publication Date: 2014-01-13
Strips away all of the technical details and jargon from the study of statistics to offer an easy-to-understand introduction to its basic principles.