Category: Nonfiction

The Templars by Dan Jones 0

The Templars by Dan Jones

★★★★☆ The Templars have been transported through the dust of history to occupy a place in our consciousness that transcends who they really were and what they actually did. Hundreds of books and numerous...

Pig/Pork by Pia Spry-Marques 0

Pig/Pork by Pía Spry-Marqués

★★★★☆ Our love affair with pigs – more accurately pork – extends to the dawn of human existence. Excavations at the site of Medzhibozh 1 in Western Ukraine indicate that “wild boar were being...

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...