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

Monuments of Tibet, Islam & Muslim Beliefs, “Mummymania,” & More | Reference Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Henss’s epic book on Tibetan history and culture will be in great demand, Renard explains Islam using an accessible and balanced approach, a truly rollicking blend of scientific and pop culture for “mummymaniacs” everywhere.

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.

Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews

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­Liebman’s no-nonsense title goes back to the basics, educating users on how to do specific exercises; Vital Statistics of the United States is a core title that is ideal for ready-reference collections.

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

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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.