General Science books

Gribbin J. (2003) Science – a history. London, Penguin

Atkins P. (2003) Galileo’s Finger: Ten Great Ideas of Science, Oxford, OUP

Jones S (1999) Almost like a whale – The Origin of Species updated. London, Doubleday

Goldacre B (2009) Bad Science, London, Fourth Estate

Chalmers A. What is this thing called science?

Carroll Epstein, L. Thinking Physics (out of print in UK!)

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