Elizabeth Champney

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Rocket Girl

• <b>Author:</b> George D. Morgan & Ashley Stroupe, PHD<p><b>LIKE THE FEMALE SCIENTISTS PORTRAYED IN HIDDEN FIGURES, MARY SHERMAN MORGAN WAS ANOTHER UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—NOW HER STORY IS FINALLY TOLD.</b> <br>This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it …

This Explains Everything

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we …

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Carr<p>Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate<br>“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into …

Parallel Worlds

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p>In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our …

The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood

• <b>Author:</b> David R. Montgomery<p>How the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology: a MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood.<br>In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, …

The Willpower Instinct

• <b>Author:</b> Kelly McGonigal<p><b>Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and …

Your Inner Fish

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Shubin<p><b>Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series.</b><p>By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish …

Far From the Tree

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew Solomon<p><b>From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional</b> …

The Psychopath Test

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Ronson<p><b>In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.</b><p><i>The Psychopath Test</i> is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

Behind the Dream

• <b>Author:</b> Clarence B. Jones & Stuart Connelly<p>"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established …

Escape from Camp 14

• <b>Author:</b> Blaine Harden<p><b>The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. Blaine Harden's latest book, King of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.</b><br>North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as …

Albert Einstein Called Racism “A Disease of White People” in His Little-Known Fight for Civil Rights

Albert Einstein’s activities as a passionate advocate for peace were well-documented during his lifetime. His celebrity as a famous physicist and one …

Fort Hood Shooter Hasan Sentenced to Death, but Execution Is Still a Long Way Off

Earlier this afternoon a military jury sentenced Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan “to death by lethal injection” following last week’s guilty conviction of 13 murder charges and 32 attempted-murder charges “in a shooting rampage that a Senate report called the deadliest act of terrorism on …

When Class Became More Important to a Child's Education Than Race