Maggie Koerthbaker's Top Book Recommendations

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Fish Is Fish

Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected. Friendship truly saves the day in this imaginative tale of a fish out of water. less
Recommended by Maggie Koerthbaker, and 1 others.

Maggie Koerthbaker@daniellerch It's a great book. I also just love this image for its evolutionary implications. Little fish dreaming of being a land mammal. (Source)

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The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black...
Recommended by Maggie Koerthbaker, and 1 others.

Maggie KoerthbakerSo I'm reading "Midnight in Chernobyl" because obviously TV viewing needs to come with a syllabus afterwards. It is very interesting contrasting the fictionalized show, the history book, and the essays meant to debunk aspects of the show. (Source)

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