Enlarge / Detail from the cover of The End of Ownership, by Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz. (credit: Design by Heidi M. Rolf)

Sometimes you just want to escape into another world... of facts. That's why the best way to round out your holidays is to snuggle up with a book that is both entertaining and true. We're here for you with some suggestions for great new nonfiction books that came out in 2016.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, by Ed Yong.

Ed Yong has delighted readers for years with his blog Not Exactly Rocket Science and his stories about science for The Atlantic. With his dry wit and kaleidoscopic knowledge of biology, he can make anything fascinating—whether it's duck penises or parasite lifecycles. In this bestselling book, he explores the microbiome, or the massive ecosystems that live inside our bodies and keep us (mostly) healthy. Come for the poop transplant jokes and stay to have your view of nature turned upside down.

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