Hopwood on Biologist Haeckel, Missives to Our Feline Friends, Lee’s New 52 Foods Challenge | Science & Technology Reviews, November 15, 2014 Issue

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Hopwood’s detailed, well-documented, and richly illustrated book traces the history of scientific publication; Erspamer has compiled a variety of notes written by 65 cat owners; Lee engages children in creating meals and trying new things.

Histories of the Underground Railroad, British Dynasties, the American Civil War, plus the Best Place To Work, and Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Foner’s seminal work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the United States; Friedman delivers a must-read for managers; essays for academics, critics, and students of video game design.

Crossing Over | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

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It is no shocker that the publishing game is under­going rapid-fire change. The astonishing growth in self-­publishing (over half a million self-published titles were released in 2013, up 400 percent since 2008, according to a recent Bowker report), the continued improvements in ereaders and digital reading apps, the rise in print on demand, and mergers among the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers are creating ripple effects throughout the industry.

Jane Austen, Aretha Franklin, Anjelica Huston, Anne Lamott | Arts & Humanities Reviews, November 15, 2014

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A must-read for Huston fans, a range of heartfelt journalistic and spiritual writings from Lamott, Ritz’s compelling record of the life of a musical titan, a comprehensive overview of the many iterations of the Jane Austen oeuvre.

Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014

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A useful resource for emerging artists and creative people of all ages; a fun survey of 20th-century fashion; beyond-the-basics designs for jewelry makers; building experts on hemp concrete, or hempcrete; newly constructed homes in mountain settings.

Eyes on the Solar System: New Astronomy Titles

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Four titles sure to appeal to astronomy buffs, amateur stargazers, and lovers of solar physics; from How To Read the Solar System to Pearls of the Southern Skies.

Cornwell, Hayes, Vargas Llosa, plus Gone Girl Read-Alikes | Fiction Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Cornwell’s 22nd Kay Scarpetta thriller, Hayes will stump even the most experienced thriller fan, one of the most appealing and realistic Vargas Llosa novels, Scherm’s debut will keep readers hooked until the very end.

E-Originals from Boyce, Fielding & Others, Fraser, London, and Stein | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce’s latest historical is intriguing and unique, Fielding and company hit notes in m/m and fantasy romance, a twist brings Fraser’s latest to a satisfying ending, London presents a fun and fast contemporary, and Stein will mesmerize us

Nonfiction: Iraq & Afghanistan, the Westons, Peggy Lee, Women in Politics, Beastie Boys | Xpress Reviews

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Latin American photos, dogs, U.S. wars in the Middle East, the Bible, the Weston sisters, travel and bartering, Peggy Lee, women in politics, Route 66, cybercrime, Carl Schmitt, the Beastie Boys, Northern race relations, aging well

Best Books 2014: More of the Best

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ALL BEST BOOKS 2014 ARTICLES:Best Books 2014: Top TenBest Books 2014: More of the BestBest Books 2014: Genre Fiction Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels Best Books 2014: E-Originals Best Books 2014: Romance Abbott, Karen. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Harper. ISBN 9780062092892. $27.99, ebk. […]

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