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Reading list: The Flat Book Society: Nominated Books

Created by: Portable Magic

These books have been previously nominated for the monthly group read by members of the Flat Book Society. Does not include books that have already been read by the group.

Books: 106

1.
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling... - Michael Brooks
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
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A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn Harkup
A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
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The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Wh... - Nancy Marie Brown
The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
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Adventures in Human Being (Wellcome) - Gavin Francis
Adventures in Human Being (Wellcome)
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Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe T... - John Freely
Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World
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The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the... - Richard Holmes
The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch th... - David Baron
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? - Frans de Waal
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
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Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Scienc... - Chris Woodford
Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home
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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our... - Jonathan Weiner
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
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Biopunk: Kitchen-Counter Scientists Hack the Softw... - Marcus Wohlsen
Biopunk: Kitchen-Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life
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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - Janna Levin
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the Wo... - Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinct... - Helen Pilcher
Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction
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Caesar's Last Breath - Sam Kean
Caesar's Last Breath
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The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that D... - Joshua Z. Rappoport
The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that Determines Our Health, Our Consciousness, and Our Future
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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens - Andrea Wulf
Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Inte... - Lisa Randall
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution - Rebecca Stott
Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
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The Day the Universe Changed: How Galileo's Telesc... - James Burke
The Day the Universe Changed: How Galileo's Telescope Changed the Truth
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The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield H... - Thomas Hager
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
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The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the... - J. L. Heilbron
The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science
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Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the Amer... - Douglas J. Preston
Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
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Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations - David R. Montgomery
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Ma... - Sam Kean
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
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Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World - Richard C. Francis
Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World
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Earth: An Intimate History - Richard Fortey
Earth: An Intimate History
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The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of... - Amy Stewart
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the W... - Amy Stewart
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
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The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's His... - David Beerling
The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's History
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Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and... - Jill Jonnes
Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
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Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of E... - Josh P. Klaiss, Jamie W. Carroll, Sean B. Carroll
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
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The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New... - Peter Forbes
The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature
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The Gene: An Intimate History - Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Gene: An Intimate History
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The Genius of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman
The Genius of Birds
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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of ... - David R. Montgomery, Anne Biklé
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They... - Peter Wohlleben
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard ... - Dava Sobel
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
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The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 Billion Year Story of... - Mark Williams, Jan Zalasiewicz
The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 Billion Year Story of Earth's Climate
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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Mil... - Douglas H. Erwin
Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago
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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life - Matin Durrani, Liz Kalaugher
Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Her... - Jennifer Wright
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding how our ge... - Kat Arney
Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding how our genes work
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold ... - Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
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Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor - Anthony D. Fredericks, Glenn Gauvry
Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the... - Richard Fortey
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
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How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Th... - Linda Chalker-Scott
How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming - Mike Brown
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extincti... - Beth J. Shapiro
How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the M... - Steven Johnson
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a... - Ed Yong
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New ... - Angela Saini
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
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Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolu... - Lisa Jardine
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in... - Chris D. Thomas
Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder,... - Sandra Hempel
The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Remarkable... - David Whitehouse
Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery into the Heart of Our World
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Life in a Shell: A Physiologist's View of a Turtle - Donald C. Jackson
Life in a Shell: A Physiologist's View of a Turtle
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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Ye... - Andrew H. Knoll
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth (Princeton Science Library)
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Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion ... - Richard Fortey
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
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Life : an unauthorised biography : a nat... Life : an unauthorised biography : a natural histo... - Richard A. Fortey
Life : an unauthorised biography : a natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on Earth
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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really Tr... - Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb - Richard Rhodes
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Or... - Ian Tattersall
Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins (Macmillan Science)
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My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bone... - Brian Switek
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
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Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed Histo... - Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson
Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History
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Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experim... - Lauren Slater
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Or... - Peter Godfrey-Smith
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
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Oxygen: The molecule that made the world - Nick Lane
Oxygen: The molecule that made the world
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Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From An... - John Gaudet
Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today's Water Wars
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The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the... - Jessica Wapner, Robert A. Weinberg
The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level
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The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey into Earth's Dee... - Jan Zalasiewicz
The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey into Earth's Deep History
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76.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the... - Maryanne Wolf
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Richard P. Feynman
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
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Rain: A Natural and Cultural History - Cynthia Barnett
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
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Restless Creatures - Matt Wilkinson
Restless Creatures
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Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction ... - M. R. O'Connor
Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things
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The Riddle of the Compass - Amir D. Aczel
The Riddle of the Compass
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Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and R... - Britt Wray
Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Met... - Laurie Winkless
Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis
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The Science of Everyday Life - Marty Jopson
The Science of Everyday Life
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Seeing Further - Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Seeing Further
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration i... - Sy Montgomery
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
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Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods - Danna Staaf
Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials T... - Mark Miodownik
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
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The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Li... - Bob Berman
The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet
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Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discov... - Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince
Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: And Other T... - Sam Kean
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: And Other True Stories of Trauma, Madness, Affliction, and Recovery That Reveal the Surprising History of the Human Brain
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The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, P... - Thor Hanson
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
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Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriti... - Martin Jones
Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA
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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered... - Christie Wilcox
Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry
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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Lov... - Sam Kean
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
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The Vital Question: Why is Life the Way it is? - Nick Lane
The Vital Question: Why is Life the Way it is?
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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwat... - Jonathan Balcombe
What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
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What Really Happens If You're Swallowed by a Whale... - Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty
What Really Happens If You're Swallowed by a Whale, Get Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara...and Then You're Dead
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When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinctio... - Michael J. Benton
When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time
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102.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Moth... - Amy Stewart
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities
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103.
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature o... - Stephen Jay Gould
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One ... - Ben Mezrich
Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
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The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eig... - Paul B. Wignall
The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinction
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Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Ye... - Marc Cashman, Neil Shubin
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
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