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Biology 103 Book Commentary

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Typhoid Mary


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Speech and Thought

           The relationship between thought and speech has long been a question. Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and renowned linguist, takes on the challenge of parsing out thought and speech (among many other things) in his book, “The Language Instinct”. He begins his chapter on this topic with a long quote from “1984”, the classic dystopian novel by George Orwell. In “1984”, Orwell writes about Newspeak, which is a governmentally controlled language that has been carefully constructed to eliminate all dissent by controlling what words the language contained and the meanings of those words. “The word free still existed, bu

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Classifying Disability: Interpreting Jonathan Mooney’s The Short Bus

Anna Chiles
Biology 103
Professor Grobstein
Book Commentary due 12/18/09
Classifying Disability: Interpreting Jonathan Mooney’s The Short Bus
"Blaming kids for their academic failures leaves our culture's definition of intelligence unquestioned.
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When Germs Travel

Heather Lewis

Bio 103: Book Commentary


When Germs Travel


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the lives of a cell

 Sophie Balis-Harris


Web Book Commentary: The Lives of a Cell

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The Omnivore's Dilemma

 Julia Stuart

Biology 103

Book Commentary


The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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"Outliers" Book Commentary

I happened upon Malcolm Gladwell’s third book, Outliers,[1] not only because it was recommended to me, but also because its title was also of interest.
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Skin By: Nina G. Jablonski (Book Commentary)

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The Diet Myth by Paul Campos

    In The Diet Myth, Paul Campos dissects the myth that losing weight is good for your health. Our government and even many of our medical professionals would have us believe that losing weight is good for you. He demonstrates that losing weight is, in fact, not good for your health, although eating well and maintaining an active lifestyle are. At a number of points in the book he says that a thin person who is sedentary has a higher mortality rate than a person who would be considered “overweight” who is active. It is not the weight that is unhealthy, Campos argues, but rather a sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits that are unhealthy. Therefore, the focus on weight-loss as a way to get healthy is bogus.

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