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How not to be Wrong: Jordan Eilenberg **** 27 August 2015 - An entertaining exploration of the way that probability and statistics can help us understand what’s going on around us.
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On the Move: Oliver Sacks **** 26 August 2015 - Engaging autobiography from the man who brought a whole branch of science to the attention of popular readership.
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Inflight Science is in the Kindle summer sale.
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Mindware: Richard Nisbett ***** 22 August 2015 - Although not the self-help book the publishers want it to be, a fascinating exploration of why humans make bad decisions and how to make more informed, data-driven choices.

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