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Why Quark rhymes with Pork: David Mermin ***** 26 June 2016 - Fascinating collection of essays giving insights into how physics is undertaken and communicated among academics. Remarkably readable.
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Bayes' Rule: James Stone *** 22 June 2016 - Not really popular science, but a relatively approachable textbook lite on the most fun aspect of probability.
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The Gene: Siddhartha Mukherjee **** 15 June 2016 A wrist buster of a science/medicine book exploring both the development of genetic science and medicine, and its moral implications.

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