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Eyes on the Sky: Francis Graham-Smith *** 13 August 2016 - While lacking narrative, Eyes on the Sky provides fascinating insight into the range of telescopes that have been built and how the different technologies employed work.
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Restless Creatures: Matt Wilkinson **** 10 August 2016 - A refreshingly new take on the development and diversity of life, showing how it has been driven in part by the way that organisms move. Well written and intriguing.
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Cracking Mathematics: Colin Beveridge **** 4 August 2016 A small but fat highly illustrated hardback, taking the reader on an a surprisingly entertaining tour through the history of maths. Works significantly better than many of this kind of illustrated summary title.

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