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43“The Checklist Manifesto”

“The Checklist Manifesto” demonstrates, with solid prose and plenty of gore, how the medical field can avoid deaths without spending a dime.

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71“The Age of Empathy”

World-famous primatologist Frans de Waal discovers evidence of human empathy in his book “The Age of Empathy.”

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83“The Age of Wonder”

In “The Age of Wonder,” Richard Holmes draws compelling links between the discoveries of 19th-century British scientists and their poetic contemporaries.

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92“Pink Brain, Blue Brain”

Lise Eliot lays out the strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in a refreshingly clear and accessible how-to book aimed at today’s parents.

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In this surprising indictment of positive thinking, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes American optimism, linking it to such phenomena as the Iraq War and the economic recession.

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94“The Greatest Show on Earth”

Richard Dawkins faces his critics head-on in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which sweeps Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” into the 21st century.

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