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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Cover Image
By Edwin Abbott Abbott, Thomas Banchoff (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780691165554
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 22nd, 2015

Looking for something really strange yet strangely funny? Tease your brain with Flatland if you can. A very unique book—it is short but heavy. Also the perfect gift for the math/science nerd in your life.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780671027346
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Published: MTV Books - February 1st, 1999

A good friend made me read this book when I was in high school, and I genuinely needed it. Read it over a weekend and on Monday morning I felt a sense of personal refreshment. This book will likely make you cry but's a cry that feels really good.

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Time's Arrow (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679735724
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 1992

Although it is easy to get caught up in all of the technicalities involved with time traveling backwards, this darkly humorous and bizarre book does an excellent job with the concept. out this check, read weird, fun a for looking you're If.

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The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465034994
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Published: Basic Books - April 26th, 2016

This book is an absolute delight to read. Alexander has an extremely charming perspective on the groovy nature of the universe. It's easy for physics laymen to understand and paints a comprehensive picture of an indeed jazzy world. 

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Cover Image
By Ed Yong
ISBN: 9780062368591
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2016

This book is comprehensive, enlightening, and endlessly fasinating. If you've ever been lost thinking about the very, very small and the extremely big world we live in, then give this book a read. Seriously. 

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Cosmos Cover Image
By Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780345539434
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013

A truly timeless book, Cosmos takes the reader on a journey through the universe's most peculiar and provocative mysteries. Take a ride on the spaceship of the imagination and sail into the endless night with your pal Carl Sagan and find comfort in knowing "we are all star stuff."