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Jas16
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Pickpick

A book that sets the record straight on the many things humans have gotten wrong about animals from eel reproduction to the worthiness of the sloth. Entertaining even while teaching me tidbits that I am looking f forward to sharing with others.
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Soubhiville I really enjoyed this one! 12mo
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CaitZ
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Emily Levesque delves into the history of astronomy. She talks about developments, new technology, and the difficulties of observing the sky. Her personal stories and anecdotes make the science and the scientists feel more real. I found it interesting. It was also the last book for the Winter quarter of #Booked2021. #NonfictionScienceWrittenByAWoman
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TorieStorieS
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This has languished on my TBR! I planned on listening around Halloween- but I‘m glad I didn‘t because there‘s nothing spooky about it! Usually I find Roach‘s writing to be a combination of fascinating & fun, but this one frankly fell flat for me. It‘s dull-& quite mean-spirited to a wide variety of organized religions & looser spiritualities. I‘m glad this isn‘t where I started because I doubt I would have read more from her & I‘d have missed out!

Crazeedi And I have had this on my tbr forever. I've enjoyed her other books, but maybe no rush to read 2y
Crazeedi And I love the owls! Great job!! 2y
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Tineke I didn't really like this one either. She was sarcastic about other people's beliefs and not in a good way. I don't think she did her research with an open mind. Other books by her were way better. 2y
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Thanks!! Yeah- I‘m thankful I didn‘t start with her here because I would‘ve missed out on her other great books! This one is one that I would‘ve DNF‘ed in print for sure! 2y
TorieStorieS @Tineke I totally agree! Her ending felt disingenuous too saying that she had a more open mind at the end- there certainly was no indication throughout that she was changing her original opinion at all!! 🤷‍♀️ 2y
sherri Interesting review because this, unfortunately, is where I started. Despite having heard great things about her writing, I'm having a hard time wanting to pick anything else up. 1y
TorieStorieS @sherri I totally understand!! I really enjoyed 1y
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Smarkies
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Between a pick and a so-so. Read this for #booked2021 #nonfictionsciencewrittenbyawoman prompt.
Had picked up this book when the movie had come out as I wanted to read more deeply into the story of the women. The story starts off with Dorothy Vaughan and her introduction to NACA (before it became NASA). The movie is alot more condensed and "flashy" but the book does give a more gradual view of how things actually settled in at NASA.
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Smarkies I wish that the book had focused more on certain stories instead of trying to perhaps spread itself thin by trying to cover a little too much but all in all it is still an inspiring story of how America did launch itself into space and the women behind it. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2y
sisilia I just watched this on Netflix. I love the story of strong, smart women from that era 2y
Cinfhen I agree, book wasn‘t as good as film. I had a hard time getting through it 2y
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