Because Reading Journals on the Beach Causes Staring | GenomeWeb

Temperatures are rising as summer is well into its stride and that often means that people flock to the beach or a nearby swimming hole. The Washington Post has a list of books that scientists recommend to bring along for that day in the sun — just don't forget your sun block. Jane Goodall suggests On the Beach by Nevil Shute and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby while others place their bets on Octavia E.

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