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  1. Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution (HarperCollins)

    Richard Fortey unravels evolution through the eyes of the Trilobite, a crustacean-like animal who dominated the seas for three hundred million years. Key to the evolutionary process, the Trilobite survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions and by...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  2. Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Russia (Granta)

    Catherine Merridale investigates the catalogue of death and destruction in twentieth century Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Union territories and its impact on a nation. We learn of the personal tragedies wreaked by two World Wars, a civil...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  3. Rimbaud (Picador)

    This biography uncovers the life of one of the world’s greatest poets, Arthur Rimbaud, hailed at one time as a ‘Messiah’ and the reinventor of poetry. Graham Robb traces his many identities from boy poet, lover (famously of Paul Verlaine), to...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. Karl Marx (4th Estate)

    For the first time, a biography of Karl Marx which reveals the human side of the man whose ideas have been amongst the most influential of the last century. From his beginnings as an obscure Prussian Jewish pauper to his adult life as an...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. George's Ghosts a new life of W.B. Yeats (Picador)

    A unique biography of one of the 20th century’s literary giants. Brenda Maddox examines the virtually unknown occult adventure of Automatic Script practised by Yeat’s much younger wife, George, in the early years of their marriage. The poet’s...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  6. Strindberg A Life (Yale University Press)

    Novelist, satirist, poet, photographer, painter, alchemist and hellraiser – August Strindberg was all of these, and yet he is principally known in Arthur Miller’s words as ‘the mad inventor of modern theater’ who led playwriting out of the...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  7. Guantánamo Diary

    Since 2002, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered to be released by a federal judge, the U.S....

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Feathers (Basic Books)

    Biologist Thor Hanson tells a sweeping history of feathers, as they’ve been used to fly, protect, attract and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers and even art historians,...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. The Old Ways (Hamish Hamilton)

    The Old Ways is Robert Macfarlane's inspiring, subtle exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt ancient paths, a fusion of geology, archaeology, natural history and cartography which explores the complex and profound ways in which we...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. Thinking, Fast and Slow (Allen Lane)

    In the course of explaining his revolutionary work on judgment, decision making, happiness and well-being, in Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman tackles a host of other fascinating issues: the role of overconfidence and optimism; the...

    Digital - 18.05.16