REVIEW: “Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves” by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, by Lee Daniel Kravetz Harper Wave, Copyright June 27, 2017 978-0062448934, Hardcover, 288 Pages This book is delightfully entertaining and educational. The author conscientiously charts his steadily progressive intellectual quest in researching and deciphering the significance of the phenomena…

REVIEW: “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again” by Traci Mann

Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again, by Traci Mann Harper Wave, 978-0062329257 Copyright January 2017, Paperback, 272 Pages An effortless and quick read. Informative and packed with interesting empirical studies and research. Refreshing insights and findings are presented along with simple and yet…

REVIEW: “The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science” by R. Douglas Fields

The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science, by R. Douglas Fields Simon & Schuster, 978-0743291415 Copyright December 2009, Hardcover, 384 Pages An unbelievably engrossing book on brain science, The Other Brain presents a scientific discourse predominantly focused on the glia, and aptly examined alongside the neuronal brain….

REVIEW: “Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis” by Joe Dolce

Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, by Joe Dolce Harper Wave, ISBN: 978-0062499912 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 288 Pages An absolutely entertaining and captivating book that keeps one glued to the pages from beginning to end. This book is a purposeful and solid blend of amazing storytelling, intriguing science, illuminating history, and dynamic personal…

REVIEW: “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California” by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748175 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 608 Pages This is a decisively extraordinary and authoritative reference to mushroom identification in the region of the Redwood Coast. Unparalleled in quality, and coupled with exceptional comprehensiveness and…

REVIEW: “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow, ISBN: 978-0062363596 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 368 Pages Hidden Figures is a book fiercely dedicated to foregrounding the exceptionally formidable faction of black female research mathematicians employed at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical…

REVIEW: “The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark” by Neil J. Sullivan

The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark, by Neil J. Sullivan Potomac Books, ISBN: 978-1612348155 Copyright December 2016, Hardcover, 296 Pages The Prometheus Bomb is a mostly well-written book on the Manhattan Project. Examination of the nuclear undertaking was aptly set against the political backdrop of the Roosevelt administration, and investigated in reference to…

REVIEW: “Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology” by Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology, by Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307986825 Copyright July 2016, Paperback, 368 Pages Life on the Edge is an exceedingly reader-friendly book which effectively elucidates the seemingly intimidating and abstract discipline of quantum biology. Highly accessible and easily understandable to the general public and readers…

REVIEW: “Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature” by Jordan Fisher Smith

Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature, by Jordan Fisher Smith Crown, ISBN: 978-0307454263 Copyright June 2016, Hardcover, 384 Pages Engineering Eden is an exceptional work examining the science of wildlife management, its narrative adeptly framed against the Martin v. United States case on Harry Walker‘s death at…