Jennifer Ouellette is a science writer based in Los Angeles, California. Her writings are aimed at mainstream audiences unfamiliar with complex scientific issues.
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Bestselling novelist (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents) and children's (The Tia Lola Stories) author Julia Alvarez's new picture book is a beautifully crafted poem for children that gently addresses the emotional side of death. The book asks, When somebody dies, where do they go? / Do they go where the wind goes when it blows? ... Do they wi...
"Where do they go?" is an accessible and tender children's book about death – source
A Beautifully Illustrated Edition of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, the Bestselling Book by Historian Timothy Snyder – source
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Published shortly before the author's death in 1919, The Journal of a Disappointed Man presents a remarkable memoir that addresses struggles with poverty, inadequate education, and the creeping paralysis of multiple sclerosis. Yet author W. N. P. Barbellion manages to write with uplifting eloquence and passion of his love for family, natural histor...
Discussing "The Journal of a Disappointed Man." – A Book You Might Not Know. It's "a collection of journal entries from naturalist diarist Bruce Frederick Cummings" and "perhaps the best known personal account of living with multiple sclerosis." – source
How the Issue of Longitude at Sea Was Solved With the Newly Invented Pocket Watch in the 1770s. (Highly recommend reading Dava Sobel's "Longitude" as well.) – source
Body Horrors: The soldier who removed his own bladder stone, and other medical history marvels. British journalist @thomasngmorris tells the tales in his book, "The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth." – source