Summer Science Books NPRNPR’s Science Desk has assembled a list of some of the year’s most fascinating reads. The authors represented pull diverse topics — long distance running or butterflies, for example — out from their everyday contexts, leaving you with the feeling that you really never knew anything about them at all. Some of these books offer page-turning narratives and compelling characters. Others introduce forgotten histories and rituals of unknown cultures that will make you just stop and blink. The real world, after all, is stranger than fiction.
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