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Laura Helmuth

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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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A Field Guide To Little-Known And Seldom-Seen Birds Of North America
Cathryn Sill - Feb 01, 2013 (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
Apr 29, 2021
@younglandis I love that book!      source
Radioactive
Marie & Pierre Curie
Lauren Redniss - Aug 04, 2015 (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
Aug 10, 2020
Also, if you haven't read it yet, the book "Radioactive" by Lauren Redniss is amazing & the cover ~glows~ ~in~ ~the~ ~dark~      source
Because Internet
Understanding the New Rules of Language
Gretchen McCulloch - Jul 23, 2019
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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
Dec 13, 2019
@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