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This Month's Featured Books

The Village Effect Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters
Susan Pinker
With the benefit of new research, Susan Pinker explains our need for human interaction. Facebook “friends” and other web meeting places are no substitute and it’s been found that without networks and face-to-face meetings with other people we lead smaller,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     
The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Not waving but drowning in a sea of information overload? Daniel Levitin investigates what the flow of constant information is doing to our poor hunter-gatherer brains. Having given us an analysis of the problems, Daniel Levitin provides some help and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
The Glass Cage Where Automation is Taking Us
Nicholas Carr
A look at a future, a path we are already treading with everything from the mundane “recommended for you” seen on online sales websites to the vital automatic cockpit controls controlled by algorithms which will soon see driverless cars on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World
Mark A. Miodownik
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. A fascinating read about the nature of the “stuff” that humans have created and the ways we use and...
 
 
Curvology The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape
David Bainbridge
Doesn’t it strike you as odd that the female and male body shape should be the most divergent in nature? If you want to know the why and the how...
 
 
Forensics The Anatomy of Crime
Val McDermid
February 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Forensics is the ultimate detective work and has a surprisingly long history with a Chinese...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking
As the new biopic of Stephen Hawking is set to launch, his first wife, Jane recalls their life together, the diagnosis of his motor-neurone disease, the balance to be struck...
 
 
Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes
Sharon Dr. Moalem
A new look at our Genes with Dr Moalem contending that we can change our Genes, we do have some influence over our genetic inheritance and – swings and roundabouts...
 
 
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Life, the Universe & Everything __________________________

Science has never been more popular. You don’t have to understand it to love it. We live in a golden age where we know more about the world and its origins than ever before. Here, some of the biggest questions ever asked find answers, as well as some of the smallest. This is a section bursting from its nucleus with protons of knowledge especially compiled for the lay enthusiast and the curious. Accessible science is no longer the domain of the scientist. We can all have a go at broadening our minds … and what’s more, we can do it from the relative comfort of our favourite chair. Relative comfort, because the chair is merely a mass of vibrating particles on a planet, hurtling through space and time, bending both as it goes in a Universe that may itself just be one of an infinite number of possible universes in an undefinable dimension of matter.

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