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Jacquelyn Gill is a paleoecologist and Assistant Professor of climate science at the University of Maine.
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A Brief History of Life on Earth
Clemence Dupont - 2019-04-09
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The story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing concertina picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day.It's difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet's fascinati...
Jacquelyn Gill
2022-08-04T18:05:27.000Z
@multikultivator This book is cool, and folds out so you can see the timeline: This one is good, but simple: And there's this one: There aren't really any I love, though. It's hard to convey a lot of info in one graphic.      source
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Four Lost Cities
A Secret History of the Urban Age
Annalee Newitz - 2021-02-02
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A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz ex...
Jacquelyn Gill
2021-04-02T17:54:24.000Z
Drop everything and read @Annaleen's essay, and then go read her book: "The idea of collapse is appealing because it allows us to handwave away the political reality of how civilizations transform..." 1/2      source
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The Fifth Season
N. K. Jemisin - 2015-08-04
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Original cover edition here THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. AGAIN.Three terrible things happen in a single day.Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's b...
Jacquelyn Gill
2021-03-24T22:59:56.000Z
For good reason! And for the love of stones and stories, read these incredible books, if you haven't yet.      source
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Phallacy
Life Lessons from the Animal Penis
Emily Willingham - 2020-09-22
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Phallacy looks closely at some of nature's more remarkable examples of penises and the many lessons to learn from them. In tracing how we ended up positioning our nondescript penis as a pulsing, awe-inspiring shaft of all masculinity and human dominance,.Emphasizing our human capacities for impulse control, Phallacy ultimately challenges the messag...
Jacquelyn Gill
2021-02-14T16:21:17.000Z
@MarkBrigham @ejwillingham The book is fantastic!      source
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Flora of Middle-Earth
Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium
Walter S. Judd - 2017-08-15
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Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien pa...
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-11-03T20:51:06.000Z
@MirandaSinnArm I love that book!      source
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A Terrible Thing to Waste
Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind
Harriet A. Washington - 2019-07-23
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A "powerful and indispensable book" on the devastating consequences of environmental racism--and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.Did you know...Middle-class African-American households with incomes between $50,000 and $60,000 live in neighborhoods that are more polluted than those of very poor white households...
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
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Operation Paperclip
The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Annie Jacobsen - 2015-01-20 (first published in 2014)
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The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So be...
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
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War Against the Weak
Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, Expanded Edition
Edwin Black - 2012-04-30 (first published in 2003)
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War Against the Weak is the gripping chronicle documenting how American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic cleansing in the United States, helped found and fund the Nazi eugenics of Hitler and Mengele and then created the modern movement of "human genetics." Some 60,000 Americans were sterilized under laws in 27 states....
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot - 2011-03-07
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yes she remains...
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
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Bad Blood
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, New and Expanded Edition
James H. Jones - 1993-01-15 (first published in 1981)
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From 1932 to 1972, the United States Public Health Service conducted a non-therapeutic experiment involving over 400 black male sharecroppers infected with syphilis. The Tuskegee Study had nothing to do with treatment. Its purpose was to trace the spontaneous evolution of the disease in order to learn how syphilis affected black subjects.The men we...
Jacquelyn Gill
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
The Scientist's Guide to Writing by Stephen B. Heard
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer