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Jennifer Ouellette

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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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Where Do They Go?
Julia Alvarez - 2016-11-02
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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...
Jennifer Ouellette
2022-11-05T17:03:34.000Z
"Where do they go?" is an accessible and tender children's book about death      source
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On Tyranny
Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder - 2017-02-28
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A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism.On November 9th, millions of Americans woke up to the impossible: the election of Donald Trump as president. Against all predictions, one of the most-disliked presidential candidates in history had swept the electoral college, elevating a man w...
Jennifer Ouellette
2021-10-19T17:06:51.000Z
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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The Journal of a Disappointed Man
& A Last Diary
W.N.P. Barbellion - 2017-09-20 (first published in 1919)
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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...
Jennifer Ouellette
2021-08-27T16:09:23.000Z
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
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Longitude
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Dava Sobel - 2007-11-05 (first published in 1995)
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Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and t...
Jennifer Ouellette
2021-07-28T18:51:01.000Z
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
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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth
And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
Thomas Morris - 2018-11-20
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A mysterious epidemic of dental explosions,A teenage boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestickA remarkable woman who, like a human fountain, spurted urine from virtually every orificeThese are just a few of the anecdotal gems that have until now lain undiscovered in medical journals for centuries. This fascinating collection of historical curiosi...
Jennifer Ouellette
2019-03-24T16:23:01.000Z
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