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I Contain Multitudes: Ed Yong **** 27 October 2016 - Most of us know we contain vast numbers of bacteria, but Ed Yong shows us just how important bacteria are to other forms of life and the different ways they can influence, benefit and damage us.
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Pseudoscience and Science Fiction: Andrew May **** 27 October 2016 - Insightful exploration of the way that pseudoscience and science fiction have fed off each other, even coexisting in early pulp magazines.
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Furry Logic: Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher *****25 October 2016 It's difficult to find a new way of looking at the animal kingdom, but the authors manage this with the clever approach of exploring the physics used by organisms from cats to komodo dragons.

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The Royal Society Book Prize 2016

The winner has been announced: Andrea Wulf wins for her biography of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature.
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