Book reviews

Brief book reviews from the 2011/2012 Mill Hill Essays – a selection of seven science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff

Book review: Origins: How the nine months before birth shape the rest of our lives – Michael Sargent
A short review of the book Origins: How the nine months before birth shape the rest of our lives, by Annie Murphy Paul.
Book review: Bad science – Joachim Payne
A short review of the book Bad science, by Ben Goldacre.
Book review: By the sea – Frank Norman
A short review of the book By the sea, by Henry Gee.
Book review: The Emperor of all maladies – Emma Cookson
A short review of the book The Emperor of all maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Book review: Max Perutz and the secret of life – Frank Norman
A short review of the book Max Perutz and the secret of life, by Georgina Ferry.
Book review: The 10,000 year explosion: how civilisation accelerated human evolution – Michael Sargent
A short review of the book The 10,000 year explosion: how civilisation accelerated human evolution, by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending.
Book review: Biopunk: kitchen-counter scientists hack the software of life – Frank Norman
A short review of the book Biopunk: kitchen-counter scientists hack the software of life, by Marcus Wohlsen.

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