Spotlight on Science (4/21/21)

A curious tour of the universe + a novel about the nature of memory and confronting trauma + a scientific approach to the use of subtraction + an examination of influential ideas and the science that supports them = this spotlight on science.

GENESIS: The Story of How Everything Began by Guido Tonelli

3 starred reviews!

“An award-winning particle physicist delivers an appealing explanation of the origins and evolution of the universe…An exhilarating exploration of the cosmos that is both poetic and cutting-edge.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The author guides readers through a metaphorical seven days of genesis, a ‘collective adventure’ of scientific exploration stretching from before the Big Bang to the rise of humans on Earth.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Einstein meets Ovid in Tonelli’s compelling account of how the universe was born and how it has since evolved…A science book that will matter deeply to nonscientists.”–Booklist, starred review

SUBDIVISION by J. Robert Lennon

“An askew, uncanny—and consistently compelling—novel about memory, dislocation, and trauma…Sharp, inventive—and disorienting in all the good ways.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SUBTRACT: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz

“Copenhaver Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, Klotz argues that in problem solving (e.g., trying to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich), we often mistakenly add instead of Subtract; often, considering what we shouldn’t be doing rather than what more we could do might be best.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE QUICK FIX: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal

“Readers can approach this book a chapter at a time, and overall, they will see Singal’s big picture of how ideas about self-esteem, bias tests, positive psychology, and other fads put limitations on everyone’s ability to dig deeper into these matters.”–Booklist

GENESIS: The Story of How Everything Began by Guido Tonelli; 9780374600488; available now.
SUBDIVISION by J. Robert Lennon; 9781644450482; available now.
SUBTRACT: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz; 9781250249869; available now.
THE QUICK FIX: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal; 9780374239800; available now.

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