Nonfiction on Dirt, James Thurber’s Columbus, and Sports vs. Business | Xpress Reviews

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Bogard’s premise doesn’t quite get off the ground; for Columbus and Thurber aficionados, this book offers the background behind the Ohioan scenes of his life and writings; an interesting take on the sports metaphor as applied to business

Nonfiction on Alien Life and Outdoor Activities | Xpress Reviews

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Geared toward physicists, chemists, and students of scientific research and may even be appreciated by curious sf fans and casual readers; recommended for readers with a general interest in outdoor recreation

Nonfiction: Chiropractic, Marriage Equality, Conservation, Goats, Wedding Food, Kandinsky | Xpress Reviews

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General readers will find Frank’s work to be an accessible and worthwhile read; Johnson’s detailed, readable account; Who knew goats could be so cute and entertaining?; the bike provides a unique vehicle for more intimate travel; Warcraft or similar games are likely to be pleased; interesting tidbits of wedding traditions; a solid addition to libraries that already have detailed biographies of Kandinsky

Nonfiction: Best-sellerdom, Science, Women Workers, Middle East Peace, Nature, Némirovsky | Xpress Reviews

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For serious book lovers and wordsmiths; Dean’s effort to combat scientific illiteracy; American women’s contribution to the success of WWI; for those hoping for peace in the Middle East; an engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness; an important book on Némirovsky; a concluding history of World War II

Nonfiction: Origami Artists and Peter Watson on Convergence | Xpress Reviews

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The talent of the individuals profiled is overshadowed by the overall aimlessness and unfinished feeling of the volume; Watson treats biology, chemistry, and physics as entangled plotlines, and readers’ excitement will build as more connections are made

Nonfiction: Dodge City in History, Parents & Math, Eleanor Roosevelt on Women’s Issues | Xpress Reviews

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Clavin brings true personality to Earp and Masterson during their roles in taming the Western frontier; for parents trying to wrap their minds around Common Core for teaching math and language arts; the work of an important leader in the women’s rights movement

Nonfiction: Coronado’s Ecofriendly Gardening Solutions | Xpress Reviews

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More hackneyed than hacked, Coronado’s book adds little to an already-full gardening shelf, though the happy tone will appeal to some readers

Nonfiction: Sexual Assault in the Military, Boxing, da Vinci, Jewish Holidays, Skillet Cooking | Xpress Reviews

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Hall’s brave and honest work sexual assault in the military; a trip down memory lane for hard-core boxing fans; for readers already familiar with Lappin’s novels and essays; a modern take on a pilgrim’s journal for Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike; explore the stalwart skillet’s versatility

Nonfiction on Retro Cameras, Hustvedt’s Essays, and Lonely Planet Travel 2017 | Xpress Reviews

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Anyone who appreciates fine photography will love this book; an excellent and fearlessly wide-ranging collection that never stops at the easy answer but continually probes deeper; a quick and engaging overview useful to travelers in planning their next escape

Nonfiction on Reversing Aging and Quantum Gravity | Xpress Reviews

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We can stave off many age-related maladies for a while this way—and that is on its own a worthy endeavor; Rovelli’s work is not an easy read, but it is worth the effort