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Physics in 100 Numbers: Colin Stuart *** 4 July 2015 - One of the best examples of this kind of collection of short essays, here based on key numbers in physics.
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When to Rob a Bank: Levitt and Dubner **** 27 June 2015 - Despite being a collection of blog entries, there’s plenty of imagination and interest in the Freakonomics pair applying their approach to all manner of aspects of everyday life.
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The Cosmic Microwave Background: Rhodri Evans **** 27 June 2015 - A very approachable exploration of the CMB and its implications for cosmology. Just a shame about the price.


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