Military Leaders, Gambling in America, Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews, April 15, 2015

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A collection of short biographical sketches of the world’s most famous (and infamous) military leaders; help for novice cooks; a look at technological advances in gaming, current legislation regulating the industry, and world gambling.

Hot Topics: Domestication, Detox, New York Culinary History, Albert Einstein, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Francis on the domestication of mammals; an outstanding example of the new wave of cleansing detox; a great melding of culinary history and dining guidance from a terrific writer; Borel tackles our fear of bed bugs with knowledge.

Martin’s Foodie Memoir, Nagoski on Women’s Health, Popular Science from Shapiro | Science & Technology Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Blogger Martin delivers a welcome entry into the canon of foodie memoirs, Nagoski’s book will empower women to fully understand their sexual desire, Shapiro raises baffling and thought-provoking ethical issues.

Naturalist Catesby, Restaurateur Pouillon, National Parks History, plus Guides to Making Wine & Beer | Science & Technology Reviews, March 1, 2015

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New material on the pioneering naturalist and artist Mark Catesby; a look at Yellowstone and fire’s role in the ecosystem; a charge for government standards in organics and environmentally conscious foods; small-scale winemaking

A History of Rain, the Flavors of Vietnam, Dazzling Dragonflies | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2015

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A seamless blending of personal narrative with scientific and cultural explanations, the plethora of scents and flavors of Vietnam come to life, a vivid compilation of photographs that is a treat for nature lovers

The Voyager Mission, Evolutionary Theory, Recipes for Baking Bread | Science & Technology Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Bell recaps Voyager’s surprising discoveries; typographical errors aside, Eldredge presents an attractive book with superb images; Hever promotes a plant-based diet; home bakers will savor Bread.

From Seasonal Cocktails to Nutritional Perfection | Science & Technology Reviews, January 2015

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All a cocktail lover needs for the holiday season; Price’s entertaining and informative book traces the history of vitamins and nutritional diseases; Ferguson’s excellent and inspiring work is for anyone wishing to get in shape.

Handcrafted Beverages, Healthy Living, plus a History of Humankind & All Things Tomato | Science & Technology Reviews, December 2014

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A homespun modern classic from English and Altman, a compelling prescription for healthy living, Harari’s ideas may be controversial for some readers, read LeHoullier’s advice and a supermarket tomato will never taste good again.

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.

Lives of Archaeologists, Cocktail Technique, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Beauty | Science & Technology Reviews

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Johnson peels back the super­ficial glamour surrounding archaeology, straightforward directions on cocktail technique, the social side of human behavior, days before and during Superstorm Sandy, natural options for beauty products.

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