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KIRKUS 5

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.

KIRKUS 5

Moonwalking with Einstein

He offers fascinating and accessible explorations into the workings of the brain. . .

KIRKUS 5

The Good Good Pig

The author...and her husband rescued a runt covered with black and white spots and named him after Christopher Hogwood...Montgomery learns a good deal from Hogwood about celebrating the evanescent ple ...

KIRKUS 5

Superpox. Tödliche Viren Aus Dem Geheimlabors

Preston guides us deftly on another scary excursion (Hot Zone, 1994) into the world of really bad viruses—this time smallpox, with a side helping of anthrax.

KIRKUS 5

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

Mostly, though, Bryson renders clear the evolution of continental drift, atomic structure, singularity, the extinction of the dinosaur, and a mighty host of other subjects...He delivers the human-inte ...

KIRKUS 5

Salt: A World History

Enlightening and delighting as he goes, Kurlansky is, like Jane Grigson before him, a peerless food historian.

KIRKUS 3

Miracle Cure

Lurid, formula medical thriller--enhanced by celebrity look-alikes, rich and famous scenery, and shadowy sex.

KIRKUS 5

The God Delusion

You needn’t buy the total Dawkins package to glory in his having the guts to lay out the evils religions can do. Bible-thumpers doubtless will declare they’ve found their Satan incarnate.

KIRKUS 5

Toms River

Fagin weaves fascinating background material on epidemiology, statistical analysis and more into this hard-hitting chronicle. A gripping environmental thriller.

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