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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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The Vital Question - Nick Lane ****15 Apr 2015 - A fascinating exploration of why life is the way it is at the cellular level, exploiting the significance of flows of energy to understand the nature of molecular machines.
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The Accidental Species - Henry Gee ***** Updated 24 Apr 2015 - The Accidental Species - the best book I’ve ever read for putting evolution into perspective, and for giving a real understanding of the nature of the fossil record and what it can and can’t tell us - is now in paperback.


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