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Meet my friends: Lyla and Chibs, Angel and Miles, Polly and even Ansel the Destroyer. You might think it odd that I count these goats as dear ones until you open this book and explore the world of Leanne Lauricella’s farm rescue and sanctuary. I fell in love with her goats on Instagram and am delighted that they’ve found their way onto the pages of a book, which will live on my desk where I can flip through it every single day. Have some joy. You’re welcome. - Melinda

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Goats of Anarchy: One Woman's Quest to Save the World One Goat at a Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631062858
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Published: Rock Point Calendars - March 15th, 2017

American Eclipse deconstructs the eclipse to its earthly ties while lacing mid-America to the moon and back. Following three characters across the plains to the point of totality, each with their distinct reasons for converging on such a historic event to the American people, but each a showcase for the greater trends and movements turning the USA to the power it holds today. A must for anyone persuaded by historical astronomy. - Ian

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a delightful human who knows his stuff and is certain you can know yours too. Precise and detailed, he throws in everyday references just when you might get lost—stories about hot chocolate, and a discussion about why dark matter is our frenemy. Whether you’re a subscriber to Science or you’ve been too embarrassed to admit you slept through physics, this brief tour of the universe will have you smiling and feeling smarter than when you started. - Jocelyn

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

Rather than focusing on big guns and bravado, Roach sheds light on the less discussed aspects of the military and answers questions most of us would not think to ask. What makes the gadgets work and how are they tested? What do fashion designers look for when creating a military uniform? What advances have we made in genital reconstructive surgery? Her signature wit had me fascinating by topics I would never have otherwise explored. - Jade

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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393354379
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

Condensing the whole of human history into one comprehensive and relatively concise book may sound impossible, but Jared Diamond has accomplished it. He proposes a series of questions about the development of humankind and then proceeds to answer them with detailed and educated insight. I learned about aspects of history I had never even heard of before. - Jade

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393317558
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1999

Henrietta Lacks was only 30-years-old when her cancerous cervical cells were harvested for scientific testing without her knowledge. A few months later, she was dead. Her cells are now worth billions of dollars but her family continues to live in poverty. Skloot caringly chronicles the immense impact Henrietta's cells had on the scientific world and on the lives of her descendants. - Jade

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

This book makes me so happy as it fills in the details other cannibalism books have glossed over. Focusing on the animal kingdom, Schutt covers the phenomenon full-circle, from tadpoles in rapidly disappearing puddles to the cannibalism that takes place among humans today. A must-read for anyone interested in the tasty underbelly of nature. - Rachel

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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History Cover Image
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 14th, 2017

From the newly discovered world’s tiniest frog (pg. 481) up to the three pound Giant Bullfrog (pg. 599), this book has all the frogs you could ever want. The photography is gorgeous and clean, highlighting the ridiculously amazing variety found in these amphibians. - Rachel

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The Book of Frogs: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226184654
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Published: University of Chicago Press - January 29th, 2016

Perfect for your hipster hunting buddy, that weird neighborhood kid that collects bones, or your cousin who just wants to learn how to skin and mount critters (ethically sourced, of course!)  BONUS! Recipes included! - Rachel

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Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy Cover Image
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Published: Countryman Press - October 25th, 2016

Before the big bang, and arguably before the existence of humans, time did not exist. In this brilliant work, UC Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller chronicles the human understanding of time, and its relentless forward momentum through the lens of quantum physics past into its conceptual evolution into the fourth dimension and beyond. Now: The Physics of Time is the perfect read for any aspiring citizen-physicist. —Aric

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ISBN: 9780393285239
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2016

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