|“I tried skim-reading Steven Vogel’s Comparative Biomechanics . . . But was compromised: the volume has so many little gems scattered throughout that my eye got caught by the glitter and couldn’t escape. In earlier books, Vogel introduced biomechanics piecemeal. Now he has written an integrated textbook on the subject.”–Julian F. V. Vincent, Science
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These are the best-selling books for the past week.
|1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline|
|Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better by Peter H. Schuck|
|Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics by David Reimer|
|Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson|
|Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us by Oscar E. Fernandez|
|Beetles of Eastern North America by Arthur V. Evans|
|The Soul of the World by Roger Scruton|
|Faust I & II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|
|On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt|
|The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel (trans. Patrick Camiller)|