Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman

How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It (subtitle) Great introduction to a Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) diet, with some astounding and fascinating (and very sad) historical information about the history of racism in this country and how it is entwined with food and misdiagnosis of food related illness. […]

Gale Science in Context

Science In Context is a Gale database with hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, showcasing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

More than 3,600 encyclopedias and reference sources. Topics covered: world history and culture, medicine and health, statistics, literature, business and science.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Wow! Jahren manages to make soil sexy so imagine what she can do with trees! You’ll never look at a tree again without seeing the biological miracle it is. Full of humor and insights into the excitement scientists feel about their chosen fields and the challenges facing women (still) in research. At one point she […]

Pandemic by Sonia Shah

What is going to kill us next? That horrifying but intriguing question is what science journalist Sonia Shah asks here in her lucid exploration of how vulnerable our world is to some nasty pathogen lurking somewhere–in a busy city hospital, in a third world village near a remote forest, on a poultry farm in rural […]

Salem Press Science

Complete text of Salem’s Encyclopedia of Global Resources and Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

The Math Myth by Andrew Hacker

Building on his 2012 New York Times article, journalist Hacker questions some of the oft-repeated jeremiads about contemporary math education: Americans are falling behind economically and strategically because of poor math skills, companies can’t find enough skilled workers due to poor math skills, the next generation is lacking in critical thinking and reasoning due to […]

The Next Pandemic by Ali S. Khan

I do so enjoy these books about dire and gruesome diseases even though along with the thrill comes an accompanying dread as to what lies ahead for our society should any of these maladies become more than something ones reads about in a book. For many that has already happened–ebola, zika, dengue fever, cholera, to […]