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Deborah Blum


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Deborah Blum is an American journalist and the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Wall Disease
The Psychological Toll of Living Up Against a Border
Jessica Wapner - Oct 06, 2020
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We build border walls to keep danger out. But do we understand the danger posed by walls themselves? East Germans were the first to give the crisis a name: Mauerkrankheit, or “wall disease.” The afflicted—everyday citizens living on both sides of the Berlin wall—displayed some combination of depression, anxiety, excitability, suicidal ideation, and...
Deborah Blum
Nov 13, 2020
This is such a smart excerpt from @jessicawapner's smart book, Wall Disease: How Living Near Border Walls Affects Mental Health via @undarkmag     source
Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
Andrea Pitzer - Jan 12, 2021
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In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odd...
Deborah Blum
Sep 22, 2020
Amazing book. Just saying.     source
The Unidentified
Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained
Colin Dickey - Jul 21, 2020
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America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomenaIn a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the...
Deborah Blum
Jul 21, 2020
It is a very cool book!     source