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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome) (by Val McDermid)

Profile Books (05 Feb, 2015)

The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and V ...

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It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness (by Suzanne O'Sullivan)

Chatto & Windus (04 Jun, 2015)

'Even if medical tests cannot explain your pain or tiredness or disability, it does not lessen your suffering. The pain of medically unexplained illness is every bit as real as any other and, if anything, is multiplied by the lack of understanding.' Most of us accept the way our heart flutters when we set eyes on the one we secretly admire, or the sweat on our brow as we start the presentation we do not ...

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (by Mary Roach)

Oneworld Publications (06 Mar, 2014)

In this international bestseller, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs, beer and pet-food tasters, stomach slugs, potato crisp engineers, enema exorcists, rectum-examining prison guards, competitive hot dog eaters, Elvis' doctor, and many more as she investigates the beginning, and the end, of our food.

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You are Not So Smart: Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook a (by David McRaney)

Oneworld Publications (04 Oct, 2012)

How many of your Facebook friends do you think you know? Would you help a stranger in need? Do you know why you’re so in love with your new smartphone? The truth is: you’re probably wrong. You are not so smart. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single day. A psychology course with all the boring bits tak ...

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The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time (by Keith Devlin)

Granta Books (07 Mar, 2005)

In May 2000, The Clay Foundation in the US announced that a prize of $1 million would be awarded for the solution to each of the seven most difficult unsolved problems in mathematics today, known as the Millennium Problems. These problems encompass many of the most fascinating areas of pure and applied mathematics , from topology and number theory to particle physics, cryptography, computing and even ai ...

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (by Stephen Hawking)

Bantam (06 Apr, 1995)

Always in the clearest, most accessible terms Stephen Hawkin reviews the great theories of the cosmos from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and Poincare, and then moves on into deepest space for the greatest intellectual adventure of all. Could time run backwards? Will a “no boundary” universe replace the big bang theory? What happens in a universe with eleven dimensions? These are just some of the questi ...

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