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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Penguins and Back Pain and Military Dogs Oh My! | Science & Technology Reviews

Of the many books on perennially popular penguins, this is far and away the best; an invaluable work to those facing the onset of back pain and the dizzying range of treatment choices; proof of the intensity of the human-animal bond.

Best Science Journalism, Recreational Mathematics, Hope for Sufferers of Ongoing Pain | Science & Technology Reviews

A carefully curated collection deserving of a place on the shelves of libraries serving the scientifically curious, a mathematician and stand-up comic takes the reader on an entertaining voyage through many recreational topics.

Alkon on Etiquette, Memoir from McBride, How To Grow Mushrooms, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Alkon deals with modern problems in interpersonal relationships, such as how civilized people should act when standing in lines; anyone who has lived with excess weight will appreciate McBride’s book; Wansink’s book is a revelation!

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Barnosky on Extinction, Dealing with Dementia, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Written for the general public, Aptowicz’s book will be of great interest to large public libraries; a superior synthesis of recent research from many scientific disciplines; Emlen’s excellent writing will draw in readers intrigued by astonishingly powerful weapons.