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Wednesday, November 10 2010

'A Little Book of Language': Linguistics 101

For those who aren't quite so specialized in their love of words, and particularly those who are just beginning to explore the land of language, this gentle, basic introduction to the world of linguistics may be the best bet.

Tuesday, July 20 2010

'In Pursuit of Silence' Should Be Read In a Quiet Room

George Prochnik spends his energies finding positive reasons to aspire to silence, and the resulting research comes together splendidly.

Tuesday, July 13 2010

'52 Loaves' Is More Than Just Baking and Breaking Bread

Every quest story needs a triggering event, and Alexander serves his with with a side of tantalizing detail.

Sunday, May 16 2010

The Poisoner's Handbook Turns a Tumbler of Whiskey Into a Game of Russian Roulette

As written by Deborah Blum, the early years of forensic chemistry were gushing with robust theatricality.

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