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Laura Helmuth is an American science journalist and the Editor in Chief of Scientific American. She was formerly the Health and Science editor at The Washington Post.
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The Teton Dam Disaster book cover
The Teton Dam Disaster
Dylan J. McDonald - 2006-11-30
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While cameras rolled, the newly completed Teton Dam collapsed shortly before noon on June 5, 1976. The resulting wall of water, 80 billion gallons strong, battered town after town during its three-day rampage through the Upper Snake River Valley in eastern Idaho. Impounding the flood-prone Teton River, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation dam failed duri...
Laura Helmuth
And a great book full of oral histories and lots of photos of before, during & after the disaster      source
A Field Guide To Little-Known And Seldom-Seen Birds Of North America book cover
A Field Guide To Little-Known And Seldom-Seen Birds Of North America
Cathryn Sill - 2013-02-01 (first published in 1988)
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Birders and just about anyone who likes birds will delight in this field guide parody. Thirty-two fabulous new species are depicted in this volume, which features tongue-in-cheek descriptions, observation hints, and range maps, as well as remarkable full-color illustrations. The reader will never look at our feathered friends in the same way after ...
Laura Helmuth
@younglandis I love that book!      source
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Marie & Pierre Curie
Lauren Redniss - 2015-08-04 (first published in 2010)
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Radioactive is the visual journey into the life of Marie Curie, as told through the dazzling collage style of acclaimed author and artist Lauren Redniss. A brilliant visual storyteller, Redniss has hand-designed more than 100 color collages to tell Curie’s story, fascinating in its scientific significance and its sometimes whimsical, sometimes haun...
Laura Helmuth
Also, if you haven't read it yet, the book "Radioactive" by Lauren Redniss is amazing & the cover ~glows~ ~in~ ~the~ ~dark~      source
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Because Internet
Understanding the New Rules of Language
Gretchen McCulloch - 2019-07-23
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A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar...
Laura Helmuth
@audubonsociety @asher_elbein @NicoSGonzalez @JasonWardNY If you enjoy how birb and floof and snek and other fun words and fonts and linguistic cleverness spreads through social media, you'll love @GretchenAMcC and her book Because Internet      source