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51 Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail (Paperback)

by Richard P. Bentall

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 03/06/2010

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Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a... Read more

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52 Silent Spring (Paperback)

by Julian Huxley, Rachel Carson, Lord Shackleton

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 28/09/2000

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Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment. Read more

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53 Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 07/07/2011

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Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard... Read more

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54 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (Paperback)

by Gavin Menzies

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 01/01/2003

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In 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. But by the... Read more

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55 The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future (Paperback)

by Jenny Uglow

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 04/09/2003

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Among the group of Midlands amateur experimenters who formed the Lunar Society and kick-started the Industrial Revolution, were Matthew Boulton,... Read more

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56 Survivors: The Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind (Paperback)

by Richard A. Fortey

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 13/09/2012

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An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures that have survived... Read more

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57 A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton (Paperback)

by Ruth Cowen

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 31/01/2013

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A Nurse at the Front is the second book in the Simon & Schuster 'War Diaries' series produced in conjunction with London's Imperial War... Read more

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58 Phantoms in the Brain: Human Nature and the Architecture of the Mind (Paperback)

by V. S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee, Oliver Sacks

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 20/05/1999

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'Phantoms in The Brain' takes a revolutionary new approach to theories of the brain, from one of the world's leading experimental... Read more

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59 A Influencing Tomorrow: Future Challenges for British Foreign Policy (Paperback)

by Douglas Alexander, Ian Kearns

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 07/11/2013

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Considers global, even existential, challenges like climate change, nuclear proliferation and the fate of the world's poor and looks again at... Read more

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60 The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (Paperback)

by Simon Winchester

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 04/07/2002

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Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first... Read more

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