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By Jackie Clune
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Jackie Clune
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Measuring the World

By Daniel Kehlmann
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Daniel Kehlmann
Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world. Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in Göttingen to know that space is curved. He can run prime numbers in his head, cannot imagine a life without women and yet jumps out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a mathematical formula. Measuring the World is a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humour and unforgettable characterization. It brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success.
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The Museum of Dr Moses

By Joyce Carol Oates
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Joyce Carol Oates
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The Murder Farm

By Andrea Maria Schenkel
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Andrea Maria Schenkel
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The Making of the Fittest

By Sean B. Carroll
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Sean B. Carroll
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The Master of the Delta

By Thomas H. Cook
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Thomas H. Cook
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Marco Polo

By Laurence Bergreen
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Laurence Bergreen
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Midsummer Nights

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Man on the Move

By Otto de Kat
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Otto de Kat
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Monsters

By Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Moriarty

By John Gardner
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John Gardner
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Me and Kaminski

By Daniel Kehlmann
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Daniel Kehlmann
A wryly comic account of a career in meltdown, from the author of Measuring the World'An accessible and humorous road trip into the worlds of art and journalism, satirising both' - New StatesmanSebastian Zollner is set on writing the biography of the painter Manuel Kaminski. Yet Kaminski - once a pupil of Matisse, now an ailing recluse - is not the kind of character to willingly embrace such a project. And Zollner - inept, charmless, and with scant knowledge of art history - is hardly the man to undertake it. So it's a good job Sebastian has an ace up his sleeve, and that Kaminski will have little choice in the matter... Half road novel, half satire on the contemporary art scene, Kaminski and Me is a wryly humorous meditation on art, memory, and identity.
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The Merry Misogynist

By Colin Cotterill
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Colin Cotterill
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Martin Luther King

By Godfrey Hodgson
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Godfrey Hodgson
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Maths 1001

By Dr Richard Elwes
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Dr Richard Elwes
The ultimate smart reference to the world of mathematics - from quadratic equations and Pythagoras' Theorem to chaos theory and quantum computing.Maths 1001 provides clear and concise explanations of the most fascinating and fundamental mathematical concepts. Distilled into 1001 bite-sized mini-essays arranged thematically, this unique reference book moves steadily from the basics through to the most advanced of ideas, making it the ideal guide for novices and mathematics enthusiasts. Whether used as a handy reference, an informal self-study course or simply as a gratifying dip-in, this book offers - in one volume - a world of mathematical knowledge for the general reader. Maths 1001 is an incredibly comprehensive guide, spanning all of the key mathematical fields including Numbers, Geometry, Algebra, Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Logic and the Philosophy of Maths, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Probability and Puzzles and Mathematical Games. From zero and infinity to relativity and Godel's proof that maths is incomplete, Dr Richard Elwes explains the key concepts of mathematics in the simplest language with a minimum of jargon. Along the way he reveals mathematical secrets such as how to count to 1023 using just 10 fingers and how to make an unbreakable code, as well as answering such questions as: Are imaginary numbers real? How can something be both true and false? Why is it impossible to draw an accurate map of the world? And how do you get your head round the mind-bending Monty Hall problem? Extensive, enlightening and entertaining, this really is the only maths book anyone would ever need to buy.
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The Mayan Prophecy

By Steve Alten
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Steve Alten
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Monsieur Linh and His Child

By Philippe Claudel
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Philippe Claudel
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A Mother's Love

By Barbara Greene, Barbara Greene, Vanessa Howard
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Barbara Greene, Barbara Greene, Vanessa Howard
In recent months the 'right-to-die' issue has gripped the nation. Two cases have captured the public imagination like no other: Frances Inglis, convicted of murder for ending the life of her brain-damaged son, and Kay Gilderdale, acquitted for assisting the suicide of her chronically ill daughter. These parallel stories provide a window onto a world of terrible suffering, where women feel that the only course of action open to them is to help their own children to die. What would you do if your child was experiencing unbearable pain? Is it a mother's duty in such a situation to perform the ultimate act - to kill the person she loves more than anything else in the world? Is the strength of a mother's love something that can be reflected in the law? A recent poll suggested that around 80% of British people support a change in the law to allow assisted suicide, a crime currently punishable by up to 14 years in prison - and an even higher proportion believe that relatives should be allowed to help their loved ones to die.
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Macbeth

By Fiona Watson
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Fiona Watson
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Memoirs of a Bitch

By Francesca Petrizzo
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Francesca Petrizzo
Her face launched a thousand ships, she caused one of the most famous battles of all time, but Helen of Troy was also a woman in love. Her story is one of loss, betrayal, fear, hope, but most importantly, of how she gave up everything she had for the man she loved. She has always been a legend, but never a real woman, until now...
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