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Unsolved! Craig Bauer **** 28 June 2017 - A fascinating exploration of the stories of the world's great unsolved ciphers, from the Voynich manuscript, through the Zodiac killer to Kryptos. Along the way, the reader is introduced to many ciphering and deciphering techniques.
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Time Machine Tales: Paul Nahin *** 24 June 2017 - Two different books on physics of time travel and time travel in fiction mixed together. The physics part works better.
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Mathematics for the Million: Lancelot Hogben *** 20 June 2017 - A unique take on mathematical education, reprinted from the 1930s.

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