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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
The 13th Element: The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus - John Emsley I learned so much about phosphorus and phosphorus-related things in this book. I think the coolest thing I learned was that phosphorus is not actually phosphorescent (it's luminescent!). My only complaint is that sometimes the author falls into what I feel is too much detail for a general audience. He starts talking about how the oxygen groups on phosphate attach to the whatever complex of thingy and how it blah blah blah...and my eyes go fuzzy for the rest of the page. However, those spells don't last long and pretty soon he's back into the interesting history and uses of phosphorus.