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    Fur, Fortune, and Empire

    Eric Jay Dolin presents a history of the American fur trade. First documented by Henry Hudson during his journey to America in 1609, the abundance of what Hudson deemed “good furs” led to European…

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    The Taking of K-129

    Josh Dean talked about his book The Taking of K-129, in which he recalls the CIA’s Project Azorian, an approximately $800 million covert operation to recover a sunken Soviet submarine. The Soviet…

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    No Apparent Distress

    Rachel Pearson spoke about her memoir, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, in which she recounts her experience with the health care…

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    Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

    Andrew Blum reports on the physical components and locales that allow the Internet to function throughout the world. The author visits numerous sites, from data centers for Microsoft,…

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    How to Cool the Planet

    The author of Big Coal and Sunnyvale tackles the topic of geoengineering and the attempt of some scientists to cool the planet through chemical means, rather than reduction of green house gases. He…

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    Unscientific America

    Chris Mooney talked about his book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future (Basic Books; July 13, 2009). In this sequel to his book, The Republican War on…

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    The Vanishing Face of Gaia

    James Lovelock talked about his book The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning (Basic Books; April 13, 2009). The award-winning scientist and originator of the Gaia Theory presented his latest…

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    Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

    Michael Chorost talked about his book Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human, published by Houghton Mifflin.

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    The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

    Sandy Tolan talked about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, published by Bloomsbury USA. In the book, Mr. Tolan chronicled the friendship of Bashir…

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    Making Peace

    Former Senate Minority Leader George Mitchell was interviewed about his book Making Peace. The book tells the story of how Senator Mitchell maneuvered the warring factions of Northern…

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    An Air That Kills

    Mr. McCumber talked about the book he co-authored, An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal, published by Penguin USA. In the book, the…

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    Merchants of Immortality

    Mr. Hall spoke about his book Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examined the state of biological science and the…

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    Nature Via Nurture

    Matt Ridley discussed his book about the origins of human behavior, Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human, from HarperCollins. Published fifty years after the…

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    BookTV Preview

    A video clip preview is shown of Stephen Hall talking about his book, Merchants of Immortality.

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    BookTV Preview

    A preview clip of Matt Ridley talking about his book Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human, published by HarperCollins.

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    Five Days That Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond

    The authors spoke about their book Five Days That Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond, published by Verso. The book focuses on the protests surrounding the 1999 World Trade Organization in…

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    The Happy Bottom Riding Club

    Ms. Kessler talks about her book The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes, published by Random House. The book chronicles the life of aviator Pancho Barnes,…

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