February 2016 Featured Book
The New York Times Book of Science
Edited by David Corcoran '69
"I'm grateful for Science Times-and for this book, an oddly enlightening historical account of current events. Alumni of a certain age-dedicated liberal artists like me-will nod when I say that my Amherst education truly began after commencement." - Paul Statt '78
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For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the former editor of Science Times, David Corcoran. Big, informative, and wide-ranging, this journey through the scientific stories of our times is a must-have for all science enthusiasts.
- Quixote: The Novel and the World by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).; Chair of Spanish Department
- Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb ’85
- Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood's Messy Years by Catherine Newman '90
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