Category: Nonfiction

Catching Breath by Kathryn Lougheed 0

Catching Breath by Kathryn Lougheed

★★★★☆ This “scientific biography” of tuberculosis (TB) is a fascinating, scholarly account of a persistent, often misunderstood disease. TB, as Kathryn Lougheed so eloquently reveals, has been with us since we became us. With...

Bloomsbury, 2017 0

4th Rock from the Sun by Nicky Jenner

★★☆☆☆ Nicky Jenner presents Mars as the planetary neighbor that has most deeply captured the imagination of scientific and artistic communities throughout the eras. Unfortunately, her book 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story...

On Trails by Robert Moor 0

On Trails by Robert Moor

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Robert Moor opens his book On Trails by recalling the five months he spent walking the Appalachian Trail (AT) from Georgia to Maine. His timing was unidyllic as that...

Picador, 2017. 0

Unforbidden Pleasures by Adam Phillips

★☆☆☆☆ Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips asks us to cast aside our desire for the forbidden and taboo, in favor of the society-approved pleasures readily available to us. His book Unforbidden Pleasures is a wandering exploration...