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    A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

    By Adam Rutherford

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    A dazzling tour of the latest genetic discoveries which are blurring the boundaries between science and history - 'Brilliant, authoritative, surprising, captivating' BRIAN COX

    Turing and the Universal Machine Icon Science

    By Jon Agar

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    The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a...

    Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

    By John Waller

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    John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race.

    Into the Grey Zone

    By Adrian Owen

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    Farewell to Ice

    By Peter Wadhams

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    'Astonishing ... beautiful, compelling and terrifying' Observer 'Wadhams' writing sparkles ... a lyrical sense of wonder at the natural world ... essential reading ... may be the best reader-friendly account of the greenhouse effect available to date' John Burnside, New Statesman Ice is beautiful and complex. It regulates our planet's...

    Science of Meditation

    By Daniel Goleman

    Hardback £12.65

    A radical reinterpretation of mental exercise from two New York Times bestselling authors - "What if we could exercise our minds like we exercise our bodies?" - backed by state-of-the-art scientific research More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual...

    Ends of the World

    By Peter Brannen

    Hardback £13.85

    Five times our world has stood on the brink of Armageddon - it's been incinerated, frozen, drained, flooded and smothered by poison gas. We are very lucky to be alive...

    I Contain Multitudes

    By Ed Yong

    Paperback £9.05

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates

    From Madman to Crime Fighter: The Scientist in Western Culture

    By Roslynn D. Haynes

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    From Madman to Crime Fighter is the most comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film.

    30-Second Maths

    By Richard J. Brown

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    From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute.

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