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BestDogDad
Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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Forgot to post my September wrap up so here it is. All science for #scienceSeptember. Some greatness and some which weren‘t what I thought they would be. #septemberwrapup

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DreeMorris
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Pickpick

Excellent narrative nonfiction that covers the introduction of inoculation into London and Boston in the 1720s. Carrell follows two people—Lady Mary Worley Montagu in London and Dr Zabdiel Boylston in Boston—both survivors of bad cases of smallpox, both worried parents, both intense record keepers. Those records—letters, notes, case records—as well as official government minutes, newspapers, and the records of others—are fabulous sources.

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BestDogDad
Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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Pickpick

This must've been a shocking book to read in the early 1960s. We were literally killing the planet! It's still an important book to read today as we still need to be cognizant of the chemicals we are releasing in to the environment. Living by the Mississippi River for 28 years I have seen the benefits of the DDT ban first hand as bald eagles are now a common sight in the neighborhood. I'm guessing they weren't fifty years ago. #ScienceSeptember

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BestDogDad
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Mehso-so

This book is more about the author‘s race to get his drug trial going than it is about superbugs and for that reason I didn't love it. I was hoping to read about the horrific microbes which will usher in the zombie apocalypse. These microbial monsters were characters in the book, just not the main ones. There were some good human interest stories related to his test subjects and I learned a lot about the pharmaceutical industry. #scienceseptember

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ReadingEnvy
Heart: A History | Sandeep Jauhar
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This was a great read for #scienceseptember from personal history with heart disease and training as a heart specialist to the history of how our understanding of the heart has developed, and with it treatments for various ailments - meditation often does as much as medication, and the connection between anxiety/stress and the heart. I recently had AED training when I was CPR certified but had no idea that technology was so new. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy On a level of greater detail, and don't read on if you're squeamish - Dr. Jauhar describes the first self-catheterization in agonizing detail and I threw the book down mid-sentence (and I'm the least squeamish person I know!) Experiments on animals that led to major heart discoveries are explained in great detail that might be difficult to read for a lot of animal lovers. ⤵️ 3mo
ReadingEnvy And since the author was a doctor working in the makeshift morgues at ground zero for 9/11, you should be prepared for some pretty gruesome detail from that day, not heart related, or at least so it seems at first. 3mo
DrexEdit Interesting! That's going to displace something higher up on my #TBR list for sure. And a great cover! 😍 😊 3mo
ReadingEnvy @DrexEdit ♥️💃 3mo
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coffeeandwashitape
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🧪 Currently working through The Radium Girls for #ScienceSeptember and wow, it‘s horrifying on every level. From the side effects, the higher ups turning a blind eye, and the court cases. I‘m only half way through and I can‘t imagine having experienced this. ⁣

Also weirdly fascinated by the side effects of the radium? The glowing coffin? I‘m just horrified and fascinated at the same time. ⁣

#nonfiction #science #history #currentlyreading

Blaire This was a fantastic read 3mo
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coffeeandwashitape
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Currently reading for #ScienceSeptember and enjoying it so much, infuriated at the same time.

#nonfiction #science #medicine #womenshealth

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BestDogDad
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The Science of Interstellar was written by the great theoretical physicist Kip Thorne who was the science advisor and executive producer of the movie. I saw Interstellar four times in the theater including two times in IMAX - I now want to see it again! This book is chock full of cool inside info about the movie and hard science. I loved everything about his book.

My second read for #ScienceSeptember.

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BestDogDad
Reaching for the Moon | Lucy H. Pearce
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Mehso-so

Despite being a self-proclaimed Apollo nut, I knew not of John C. Houbolt, the man credited with devising the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous method of landing on the moon. At the time, there was a push at NASA to use one giant rocket (the Nova) to make the trip and land / take off from the moon but John's idea ultimately won over Wernher von Braun and the NASA. My favorite parts were the interviews. My first #scienceseptember read.

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BestDogDad
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My first two reads in Science September! Interstellar is one of my favorite movies so I was gobsmacked to find out that physicist Kip Thorne wrote a book about working on the movie. #scienceseptember

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