Science and nature books

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In Search of Us by Lucy Moore review – the first anthropologists, warts and all
The eccentric adventures, academic insights and many prejudices of 12 pioneering scholars

Fara Dabhoiwala

01, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Brainwashed by Daniel Pick review – do great minds really think alike?
From The Simpsons to QAnon via The Stepford Wives, the psychoanalyst’s absorbing study of mind control is part media studies, part political history

Anthony Cummins

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mike George obituary
Writer and campaigner on social justice and the environment who developed the understanding of consumer vulnerability

David Brindle

27, Jun, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Forget Me Not by Sophie Pavelle review – a fan letter to Britain’s unsung species
From overdressed hares to furious falcons … an impassioned study of wildlife under threat that still manages to inspire hope

Amy-Jane Beer

24, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Bi by Julia Shaw review – the past and present of a maligned minority
A tour of the science, culture and history of bisexuality that ranges from the vehemently political to the charmingly weird

Katy Guest

22, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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An Immense World by Ed Yong review – the astonishing ways in which animals experience our planet
This magnificent book reveals the strange and mysterious ways that creatures sense their surroundings – pushing our understanding of them to the limit

Killian Fox

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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In brief: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way; The Rise and Reign of the Mammals; The Glitter in the Green – review
A razor-sharp story of familial tensions; a paleontologist’s fascinating history of mammals; and a rich guide to hummingbirds across America

Hannah Beckerman

19, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Birdwatcher Mya-Rose Craig: ‘The nature sector is decades behind in terms of diversity’
The birder and activist on increasing access to nature, why it’s important to be an optimist, and the joys of Cambridge University’s Taylor Swift society

Tim Lewis

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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When I Grow Up by Moya Sarner review
A journalist and psychotherapist explores what it means to be an adult in a world that often infantilises

Salley Vickers

16, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I’m certainly open to criticism’: David Wengrow and the trouble with rewriting human history
Wengrow and his late co-author David Graeber caused a sensation with their revisionist view of humankind’s development. But then came the attacks…

Andrew Anthony

12, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Animal magic: why intelligence isn’t just for humans
Meet the footballing bees, optimistic pigs and alien-like octopuses that are shaking up how we think about minds

Philip Ball

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Don’t Trust Your Gut by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz review – the problem with intuition
From relationships, to sport, to happiness – why data points, not feelings, are a better guide to what works

Stuart Ritchie

08, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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