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pandora, March 30, 2014

Engaging and occasionally hilarious infographs covering everything from the facial hair of dictators and the jaw strength of hippos to the amount of radiation in a plane flight - measured by bananas! A great gift for teh trivia buff or visual learner in your life.
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Redshirts 1st Edition by John Scalzi
Redshirts 1st Edition

pandora, December 10, 2013

Hilarious and affectionate send up of the original Star Trek series that surprises with both entertaining twists and genuinely touching moments. John Scalzi is not only a gifted writer but he creates delightful characters you look forward to spending time with. A perfect Christmas gift for the geek in your life!
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Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

pandora, August 30, 2012

If you care about women, health disparities, human rights or maternity care, this book is essential reading. Roberts goes into depth about the history of eugenics, birth control and the experience of black women in this country. Lucid and well written, Roberts raises important questions about our society, health and race. Her extensive footnotes are a treasure trove for anyone who wants to learn more about any of these areas.
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Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Then Came You

pandora, August 27, 2012

This novel explores reproductive technology from the perspective of an egg donor, a surrogate, an older trophy wife and her step-daugter. I laughed, I cried and I enjoyed chick lit that engaged interesting questions with humanity and empathy (though limited realism).
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The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith
The Blue Place

pandora, August 3, 2012

I want to be Aud Torvigen when I grow up! A former police lieutenant, Torvigen moves between the sophistication of her upbrining and the violence of her impulses. This fast-paced mystery satisfies my inner action-movie fan while also providing a compelling heroine and glimpses into Scandinavian culture.
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