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Science  08 Sep 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6355, pp. 964-969
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao3262

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Balancing reverence for nature with respect for the limits of human knowledge, the books reviewed herein offer a mix of scientific optimism and caution. Tag along on a voyage to planets where alien life thrives, or join a wacky romp to the future where origami robots take shape. Delve into a tale of a controversial predator reintroduction program or belly up to an evolution-inspired feast. Why would a man risk his life for a stranger? How did primitive tissue transplants evolve into "off-the-shelf" organs? What might a scientist learn from Buddhist philosophy or from steampunk fiction? These answers and more await you.