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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Co.
Pages: 303
Format: Book

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 ~ 7:00pm "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting." -- Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem....
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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914

David McCullough · Simon & Schuster; Classic Edition edition
Format: Book

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 ~ 7:00pm The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.From the Pulitzer...
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Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky · Penguin Books
Format: Book

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 ~ 7:00pm From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization...
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 ~ 7:00pm A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced...
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Oliver W. Sacks · Harpercollins
Format: Paperback

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ~ 7:00pm A major bestseller and already acclaimed as a science classic, this collection of 20 true tales of individuals stricken with astonishing neurological disorders has sold over 70,000 copies. (Pscyhology)
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson · Thorndike Press; Lrg Rep edition
Format: Book

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 ~ 7:00pm A New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, A Library Journal Best Book of the Year -- Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush...
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Book

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 ~ 7:00pm The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases,...
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