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Gravity's Kiss: Harry Collins ***** 22 Mar 2017 A remarkable exploration of the way that the gravitational wave group reacted to and dealt with their first observation. Not a lot on the science of gravitational waves, but lots on the sociology and communication of science.
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The Atari Age: Michael Newman *** 15 Mar 2017 Despite having a fascinating topic, this book manages to make the 'emergence of video games in America' a painfully slow process.
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Beyond Infinity: Eugenia Cheng **** 5 Mar 2017 - An introduction to infinity, focusing on the maths rather than context, with a light, readable touch.

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The Royal Society Book Prize 2016

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