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Peak
Peak Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
Reveals that all of us can excel at our chosen activities and offers a guide to unlocking our potential
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The Weather Machine
The Weather Machine Andrew Blum
A gripping account of the ingenious minds who gathered together the greatest technological inventions of our species to create a machine that can see into our planet's future with astonishing accuracy
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The Noonday Demon
The Noonday Demon Andrew Solomon
WITH A NEW EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR The most affecting, intelligent, important and constructive book on depression there has ever been - a key text by a New Yorker writer who has not only experienced the depths of depression but has researched every aspect of it.
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Looking For Spinoza Antonio Damasio
The eminent neuroscientist, explores the science of human emotion and what the great Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza can teach of how and why we feel.
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Descartes' Error
Descartes' Error Antonio Damasio
Crucial reading - New York Times Book Review
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Self Comes to Mind
Self Comes to Mind Antonio Damasio
A profound and groundbreaking new book telling the story of consciousness and the human mind, from one of the world's leading neuroscientists.
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Seven Signs of Life
Seven Signs of Life Aoife Abbey
A beautiful and perceptive memoir that explores the emotional life of an intensive care unit, by a doctor and former writer behind The Secret Doctor blog
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Headhunters
Headhunters Ben Shephard
A thrilling intellectual history and group biography that explores the origins of modern neuroscience at the turn of the twentieth century.
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The Scourging Angel
The Scourging Angel Benedict Gummer
The definitive account of the Black Death in the British Isles.
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The Elegant Universe
The Elegant Universe Brian Greene
An astonishing book which combines great scientific insight and elegant writing to unravel the greatest mysteries of one of our most complex scientific concepts: string theory
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Invisible Women
Invisible Women Caroline Criado Perez
An exciting and ground-breaking work of journalism and activism about women, and the systemic discrimination caused by a data gap that affects half the population – from an award-winning writer and feminist campaigner, who got a woman on our banknotes and a statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square
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Hungry City
Hungry City Carolyn Steel
A passionate, important and visionary book about how our cities are fed, and how this affects our lives and our planet
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Birth of a Theorem
Birth of a Theorem Cédric Villani
A passionate story of inspiration, obsession and partnership, as one of the greatest mathematical minds takes us on an imaginative journey through the discovery of a new theorem.
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Silver Shoals
Silver Shoals Charles Rangeley-Wilson
An idiosyncratic history of our island story told through five iconic fish
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Too Far From Home
Too Far From Home Chris Jones
An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all — outer space
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The Language of Kindness
The Language of Kindness Christie Watson
An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness
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A New Green History Of The World
A New Green History Of The World Clive Ponting
Clive Ponting's bestselling study of man's despoliation of the planet - now completely revised and updated.
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In Mendel's Footnotes Colin Tudge
'A comprehensive and accessible account of the genetic revolution - its history and its prospects - by 'the ablest scientific writer in Britain today' Spectator
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How to Hide an Empire
How to Hide an Empire Daniel Immerwahr
A fresh, spirited and myth-busting history of the Greater United States and its hidden empire, upending the idea of an anti-imperial America.
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The Beautiful Cure
The Beautiful Cure Daniel M Davis
A leading expert introduces the revolutionary new science of the immune system with its break-through medical cures and discusses how stress, sleep and ageing affect our health.
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