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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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How Humans Create Animal Villains
Bethany Brookshire - 2022-12-06
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Explore the complex relationship between humans and animals, and why we label some creatures as "pests" while others are accepted. This deeply researched and entertaining book delves into the reasons behind our perceptions, beliefs, and actions towards various animals, from squirrels to coyotes. Discover how the pests that annoy us can teach us about ourselves and our place in the natural world, as well as how animals have adapted and succeeded despite our efforts to eliminate them.
Laura Helmuth
Also, buy @BeeBrookshire's book -- it's fan-freaking-tastic      source
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The Teton Dam Disaster
Dylan J. McDonald - 2006-11-30
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The Teton Dam Disaster is a gripping account of one of the worst engineering disasters in history. When the newly completed dam collapsed, it unleashed a devastating flood that swept through town after town, drowning thousands of livestock and destroying homes. Despite the incredible damage caused by the wall of water, the loss of life was remarkably low. Through photographs and firsthand accounts, this book paints a vivid picture of the disaster and the massive cleanup and rebuilding process that followed. Even today, the failed dam continues to spark debate about how it could have been prevented.
Laura Helmuth
And a great book full of oral histories and lots of photos of before, during & after the disaster      source
Discover a hilarious parody field guide featuring 32 entirely new and never-before-seen bird species from North America. Witty descriptions, observation hints, and vivid full-color illustrations will be sure to delight bird lovers and introduce them to some unexpected feathered friends. Get ready to laugh and see birds in a whole new way with this clever guide.
Laura Helmuth
@younglandis I love that book!      source
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Marie & Pierre Curie
Lauren Redniss - 2010-12-21
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Explore the fascinating life of Marie Curie through the brilliantly crafted collages of Lauren Redniss in Radioactive. This visually stunning biography features over 100 hand-designed collages that showcase the scientific significance and intriguing mix of romance and intrigue in Curie's story. With a captivating narrative and striking combination of archival photos, images, line drawings, and more, Radioactive is far more than just an art book or graphic novel—it's a work of art. Discover a unique and engaging way to learn about one of the most important female scientists in history.
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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Explore how the internet is transforming the English language in "Because Internet". Online conversations unfold based on the structure of our apps and platforms, giving rise to new slang and jargon that spread at dizzying speeds. Linguist Gretchen McCulloch delves into the forces that shape human language and the ways in which we communicate. Discover why emoji resemble physical gestures, how animal memes spread using disordered language, and more. If you've ever wondered about the evolution of language in the digital age, this book is a must-read.
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