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The scientist's summer reading list

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Science  07 Jun 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6444, pp. 926-931
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax9532


How will we eat in a warming world? What makes money real? Are we being good ancestors? From a graphic celebration of the semicentennial of the Apollo 11 mission to a dystopian foray into the digital afterlife, this year's summer reading picks—reviewed by an enthusiastic group of early-career scholars—aim to unpack where we came from and where we're headed. Focus on the big picture with an engaging exploration of space archaeology, dig into the details with a thought-provoking ode to algae, or sit back and LOL at an entertaining introduction to internet linguistics.