Nonfiction: Animal Behavior, Gwendolyn Brooks, Physics, Flies, Space Station, the American West | Xpress Reviews

For law students studying the constitutional sector; animal lovers, students of zoology, and photography fans; will also appeal to general readers who enjoy Brooks’s poetry; the science hidden beneath the surface of their lives; those intrigued by entomology and zoology; Excellent for STEM education and lots of other disciplines; Reid’s original voice is sure to capture all readers interested in the West; Weber brings new insights on the life and work of a cultural dynamo

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections