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May 2023
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These books are out of this world...

Take a closer look at the world we live in with the best new books about our planet.

1 The Earth Transformed

Peter Frankopan

We can all name influential world leaders of the past, but how many of us can remember the worst winters, most destructive storms and devastating droughts? This is a fascinating account of how the geography and climate of the natural world have shaped human history. 

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2 The Future of Geography

Tim Marshall

Bestselling author Tim Marshall turns his attention towards the geopolitical space race, investigating the progress made by various global powers, and what it might mean for the rest of us down here on earth. As we head to the stars, are we taking our power struggles with us? 27th April

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3 Ravenous

Henry Dimbleby with Jemima Lewis

Founder of the Leon restaurant chain and author of the National Food Strategy, Henry Dimbleby delves into the complex truth behind the global food system which influences everything we eat and has shaped our modern diets. 23rd March

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe

Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

Deep down, we all want answers to the same big questions. Physics professor Daniel and researcher-turned-cartoonist Jorge are here to explain those answers in ways we can understand, giving accessible and lighthearted responses to some of the most profound questions. In paperback on 13th April

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5 Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees

Jared Farmer

Humans have always revered long-lived trees, and in this engaging book Jared Farmer chronicles the complex roles ancient trees have played in the modern world, and shows us why we might now need old trees more than ever.

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6 Grounded

James Canton

In this thought-provoking exploration of the intimate relationship our ancestors had with their local landscapes, James Canton takes us on a journey through England, via stone circles, long barrows, fields and churches, as he seeks history and meaning in the land. 

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Prefer a Podcast? Here's Three Scientific Podcasts to Try

The Naked Scientists

One of the oldest and most popular science podcasts comes from Cambridge University’s award-winning Naked Scientists. Whether you’re interested in oceanography, overpopulation, microbiomes or vaccines, there are more than 900 episodes to choose from.  

Science Vs

Covering topics as wide-ranging as pandemics, vaping and hypnosis, Science Vs finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in-between – sifting through the science so you don’t have to. 

The Life Scientific

Weekly interviews with leading scientists about both their life and work – telling their stories and finding out what their discoveries might lead to. Recent interviewees include a professor of food safety and microbiology, and a geo-archaeologist who studies the River Nile in the time of the Pharaohs. 

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