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Science

A Marriage Out West
Biography
Ann Ronald

A Marriage Out West

A Marriage Out West The Romance of Anthropology. Subtitled “Theresa and Frank Russell’s Explorations in Arizona, 1900-1903,” A Marriage Out West analyzes the Russell’s 1900

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Dutton's Dirty Diggers
History
Ann Ronald

Dutton’s Dirty Diggers

DUTTON’S DIRTY DIGGERS, GIRL SCOUT ARCHEOLOGISTS ON THE MOVE. Anyone who fondly remembers Girl Scout camping days will relish the reminiscences to be found in

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Return of the Sea Otter
Nature
Ann Ronald

Return of the Sea Otter

RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER, THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL THAT EVADED EXTINCTION ON THE PACIFIC COAST I recently heard an excellent Reynolds School of

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Wild at Heart
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Wild at Heart

WILD AT HEART, MUSTANGS AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM I reviewed Terri Farley’s Wild at Heart back in August of 2017. This is

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History
Ann Ronald

Into Great Silence

INTO GREAT SILENCE Eva Saulitis’s memoir, Into Great Silence, is an astute blend of scientific discovery and imaginative creativity. For more than a decade, Saulitis

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Last Continent

MY LAST CONTINENT On one level Midge Raymond’s novel, My Last Continent, shadows the initial attraction and then the developing love between Deb and Keller.

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE I have always argued that equal education for all should be

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Relativity

Relativity A major reason why I so enjoy my involvement with “Bookin’ with Sunny” centers on the books themselves. Not only do I get to

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature – Alexander von Humboldt’s New World Territorial Nevadans in the 19th century considered naming their new state-to-be Humboldt. Instead, the famous

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Memoir
Neal Ferguson

The Fly Trap

The Fly Trap When I began reading Frederik Sjöberg’s The Fly Trap, I hadn’t a clue as to what a hoverfly is, does, or looks

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Science and Art Joining Forces

Cross-Pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry How can an Amy Clampitt poem contribute to diabetes research? How can science lend the missing puzzle piece

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Longest Night

As the wife of an active-duty naval officer, Andria Williams recognizes the range of difficulties that can be encountered by military spouses. In her first

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center Ray Monk previously wrote an excellent biography of Bertrand Russell in which he helped me, at least temporarily,

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