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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
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I know you shouldn't recommend books that you are only halfway through, but this is such a lush tapestry of a book I can't resist. Like a moist rich chocolate torte, Strange and Norrell is the sort of book you ration out to avoid finishing it too soon... (read more)

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Staff Pick
I know you shouldn't recommend books that you are only halfway through, but this is such a lush tapestry of a book I can't resist. Like a moist rich chocolate torte, Strange and Norrell is the sort of book you ration out to avoid finishing it too soon... (read more)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
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Forty-two. Now read this classic to see what we're talking about. Sort of. It's pretty complicated — you better read the book. Bring a towel.... (read more)

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Staff Pick
I know you shouldn't recommend books that you are only halfway through, but this is such a lush tapestry of a book I can't resist. Like a moist rich chocolate torte, Strange and Norrell is the sort of book you ration out to avoid finishing it too soon... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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Anathem
Anathem
by Neal Stephenson
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As a novelist of ideas, Neal Stephenson is known for writing books that are thematically dense. Anathem is no exception. In a world where mathematical philosophers live isolated like monks, the appearance of an orbiting alien spaceship — which has a... (read more)

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Einstein: His Life and Universe
Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
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In preparing this engaging biography of the world's most famous smart guy, Isaacson enlisted the aid of several physicists including Murray Gell-Mann, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and Douglas Stone. As a result, this is much more than an "Einstein... (read more)

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
by Brian Greene
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Using Simpsons and X-Files examples, Brian Greene explains our current understanding of the universe. Whereas The Elegant Universe was primarily about the obscure, largely theoretical world of susperstring theory, Fabric of the Cosmos holds to more solid... (read more)

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Einstein: His Life and Universe
Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
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In preparing this engaging biography of the world's most famous smart guy, Isaacson enlisted the aid of several physicists including Murray Gell-Mann, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and Douglas Stone. As a result, this is much more than an "Einstein... (read more)

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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
by Richard Dawkins
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"Despite my qualms with the 'Canterbury' chapter and Dawkins's general emphasis on heredity over organismal biology, The Ancestor's Tale is still an engaging history of life on our backwater planet....The pilgrimage metaphor describes the book well. Like... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
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This alphabetized bestiary is an entertaining overview of the critters that share our planet. Fun reading no matter your knowledge level, with The Book of Animal Ignorance, you'll laugh and learn your way through the animal kingdom.... (read more)

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The City and the City
The City and the City
by China Mieville
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Mieville is back with a police procedural set in a pair of Eastern European cities that share a unique border. The City and the City explores personal and cultural identity, and schisms within both. Less fantasy than his previous books, but a fascinating... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Thinking like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction -- and Get It Published
Thinking like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction -- and Get It Published
by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato
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"A former Powell's employee who has published many magazine articles recommended this book to me, and I in turn recommend it to anyone who has ever had the vague thought of writing a nonfiction book. Thinking like Your Editor will help sweep away the... (read more)

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Travels with Barley: A Journey through Beer Culture in America
Travels with Barley: A Journey through Beer Culture in America
by Ken Wells
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"Travels with Barley is an enjoyable journey, and Wells a companionable storyteller. Even if you aren't a beer geek, the book is a fun bit of Americana; the sections covering the history of beer in America are particularly interesting. If you know any... (read more)

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The World Without Us
The World Without Us
by Alan Weisman
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Time #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Salon Book Awards 2007 Amazon Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2007 (#4) Barnes and Noble 10 Best of 2007: Politics and... (read more)

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality. Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality. Brian Greene
by Brian Greene
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Using Simpsons and X-Files examples, Brian Greene explains our current understanding of the universe. Whereas The Elegant Universe was primarily about the obscure, largely theoretical world of susperstring theory, Fabric of the Cosmos holds to more solid... (read more)

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Do Animals Think?
Do Animals Think?
by Clive Wynne
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"Assumptions mask the world, and anthropomorphism is a particularly blinding assumption. Wynne invites us to see the world for what it is. Along with Stephen Budiansky's If A Lion Could Talk, Do Animals Think? is a good primer in seeing past ourselves to... (read more)

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