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Disappearing Spoon

Paperback, 28/07/2011, £8.99
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? This title includes tales that follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold and every single element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine and the lives of the mad scientists who discovered them.

Violinist's Thumb

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £8.99
Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a cat lady's love for felines? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible thumbs and fingers of a truly singular violinist? This title explains how genetics has shaped our past and how DNA will determine humankind's future.