Book reviews

Brief book reviews from the 2010 Mill Hill Essays – a selection of ten science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff

Book review: Life Ascending – Michael Sargent
A short review of the book Life Ascending, by Nick Lane.
Book review: Living with Enza – Michael Sargent
Short review of Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918, by Mark Honigsbaum
Book review: The Age of Wonder – Frank Norman
Short review of The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes.
Book review: Mismatch: Why Our World No Longer Fits Our Bodies – Michael Sargent
Short review of Mismatch: Why Our World No Longer Fits Our Bodies, by Peter Gluckman & Mark Hanson.
Book review: 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know – Frank Norman
Short review of 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, by Mark Henderson.
Book review: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks – Vicky Millins
Short review of The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.
Book review: Invisible Frontiers – Paul Driscoll
Short review of Invisible Frontiers: The Race to Synthesize a Human Gene, by Stephen S. Hall.
Book review: The Billion Dollar Molecule – Paul Driscoll
Short review of The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company’s Quest for the Perfect Drug, by Barry Werth.
Book review: God’s Philosophers – Jose Saldanha and Alessandro Pandini
Short review of God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science, by James Hannam.
Book review: Heart of a Dog – Frank NormanShort review of Heart of a Dog, by Mikhail Bulgakov.

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