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The B&N Podcast: Bill Bryson on the Universe We Walk Around In

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Bill Bryson on the Universe We Walk Around In

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Bill Bryson's previous books have walked the Appalachian Trail and voyaged into the farthest reaches of the galaxy. With "The Body" he takes readers on a fantastic voyage to inner space.
Heart: A History

MEDICINE

Heart: A History

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Our most vital organ has one simple job -- but our relationship with it has always been complex.
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

CURRENT EVENTS

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

At ground zero of the opiod crisis, a journalist looks at the devastation across communities and families -- and how it happened.
Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

SCIENCE

Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

The ability to render a patient insensible is a key element of modern medicine. But do we really understand how it works?
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants

PSYCHOLOGY

Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants

Reviewed by Julia M. Klein ×

The author of "Listening to Prozac" returns to the question of how best to treat a seemingly implacable malady. Review by Julia M. Klein.
Concussion

MEDICINE

Concussion

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

How a doctor's autopsy of a former NFL player's brain led him to a shattering conclusion about the sport's impact on its players. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Transplanting Life

DAYBOOK

Transplanting Life

By Steve King ×

This week in history: Baby Fae receives a new heart from an unexpected donor.
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives

READING IN COMMON

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

A teacher of fellow caregivers has written a story that stands tall among recently "moving books that help demystify illness and mortality." Review by Heller McAlpin.
On the Move: A Life

MEMOIR

On the Move: A Life

Reviewed by Daniel Menaker ×

In the wake of a terminal diagnosis, one of neurology's greatest visionaries leaves behind a legacy of voracious research, loyalty, and "violent enthusiasms". Review by Daniel Menaker.
The Restart Button

DAYBOOK

The Restart Button

by Steve King ×

52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story - and backlash - didn't end there.
Before the Needle Pierced

DAYBOOK

Before the Needle Pierced

by Steve King ×

Insulin's first treatment for diabetes brought aid to a deadly disease, and an age of pharmacy as industry.
A Big Truck Going By

DAYBOOK

A Big Truck Going By

by Steve King ×

Five years ago today, a monstrous earthquake struck Haiti. But the relief effort that followed brought chaos of its own.