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Reading Between the Lines

Steve Schoenbaum writes: “Inside the Outbreaks”, Mark Pendergrast’s wonderful history of the Centers for Disease Control’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), can be read on many levels. I confess that as a former EIS officer (1967-1969), personally familiar with most of the “elite medical detectives” of the first few decades, I tended to read it “between…

Inside the Outbreaks

Mark Pendergrast writes: To kick off this book club discussion of Inside the Outbreaks, I thought I would explain briefly how I came to write the book and then suggest some possible topics for discussion. The origin of the book goes back to an email I got in 2004 from my old high school and…

This book review was originally posted by GrrlScientist on Living the Scientific Life. tags: book review, Sleeping Naked is Green, green living, environment, Vanessa Farquharson Carbon footprints, global warming, green living — are these phrases an inconvenient truth that keep you awake at night, wondering how you can live in a more environmentally friendly way?…

This book review was originally posted by Greg Laden on Greg Laden’s Blog. previously reviewed Birds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying Machines is a book by Caroline Arnold and illustrated by Patricia Wynne for, I’d say, Pre-Elementary School kids and first/second grade. This is a good book to read to a pre-literate kid. Then put it away…

This book review was originally posted by GrrlScientist on Living the Scientific Life. tags: book review, Unholy Business, religious antiquities, biblical antiquities, fraud, Christianity, Judaism, Nina Burleigh There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe. — Friedrich Nietzsche In November 2002, an…

This review was originally posted by Brian Switek on Laelaps Since the early 20th century, at least, young earth creationists have attempted to blame Charles Darwin for genocide, world wars, and whatever political movements seemed most threatening at one time or another (i.e. communism). What Darwin is faulted with changes with the times, but most…

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Originally published on Pharyngula When I was growing up, I had no introduction to evolutionary theory. Sure, I assumed it was true, and I went through the usual long phase of dinosaur fandom, but I was never taught anything at all about evolution throughout my grade school education, and what little I did know was…

For more video book reviews by Joanne Manaster, check out her YouTube page.

Originally posted by Scicurious On April 8, 2009, at 12:02 AM As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Sci LOVES getting books in the mail. Even if I paid for them, I still love seeing them show up in a box. Even better is when I pick them out of a store and get to…