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Apr

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

04/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

One of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction authors to emerge in the last decade, New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: ​The Collapsing Empire.

The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

10

May

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

05/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - DeLuca Forum

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

Pandora's Lab - Paul Offit - <span class="date-display-single">05/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>


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