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Around the World in 18 Elements - David Scott *** 5 May 2015 - Combines interesting background on 18 elements with questions on them for A-level students. Interesting but will only appeal to a limited audience.
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The Upright Thinkers - Leonard Mlodinow *** 4 May 2015 - An interesting rattle through the development of scientific thought from the dawn of intelligence to quantum theory. Sags a bit in the middle, but elsewhere good.
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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension - Matt Parker **** 26 Apr 2015 - One of the better recreational maths books, pulled together with infectious enthusiasm by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker.

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