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PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from a new book, 'Endangered,' by Tim Flach.

Business | Books | Arts | Food | Science

Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

Books | Election

Chris Matthews On The 'Raging Spirit' Of Bobby Kennedy

NPR's Scott Simon talks with veteran political commentator and MSNBC host Chris Matthews about his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

Environment | Books | Arts | Food | Science

Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

Science | Books | Flora and Fauna

Um, Uh, Huh? Are These Words Clues To Understanding Human Language?

Tiny filler words in human rapid-fire conversation hold the key to understanding how language is unique, according to a new book. But anthropologist Barbara J. King raises some questions.

Nation | Books | Arts

When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

The Larkspur Press in Kentucky is two years behind schedule, with no plans to catch up. Printer Gray Zeitz sets each letter of the book by hand and then prints on a press from the early 1900s.

Science | Books | Arts | Flora and Fauna

From 'Inky's Great Escape' To Singing Seahorses: Animal Books For The Holidays

From real-life, seaweed-carrying dolphins to fictional singing seahorses, animals in these new books can excite the mind, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

Health | Books | Arts | Food

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

Nation | Books | Arts

Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with Biden this week about his new memoir, his family and the Anita Hill case.

Nation | Books | Arts | Food

Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.