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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction, by Beth Shapiro Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Tiffany Taylor

Work to bring creatures back from the dead is a tale of wonder and warning, writes Tiffany Taylor

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Carina Buckley, Danny Dorling, David Hardiman, R. C. Richardson, Vernon Trafford... Subscription

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…on The Summer Book; Everything is Connected to Everything Else; Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India; English Traits; and Dancing with Doctoral Encounters

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Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War, by Sophie De Schaepdrijver Subscription

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The memory of a Belgian heroine differed from the woman herself, Niamh Gallagher discovers

On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West, by Alison Hulme Subscription

By Louise Crewe

A remarkable investigation into the global traffic in cheap shelf-fillers uncovers both meanness and meaning in the market, says Louise Crewe

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by Bruce Schneier Subscription

By Paul Bernal

Paul Bernal clicks with a maverick thinker who shows how business and governments are building a global surveillance network and how we can fight back

The Enlightenment: History of an Idea, by Vincenzo Ferrone Subscription

By Caroline Warman

Separating the past from philosophy is the key to understanding the period, learns Caroline Warman

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings, by Annabel Jane Wharton Subscription

By Richard J. Williams

Richard J. Williams on an entertaining study that takes in Las Vegas, Jerusalem and the online worlds of Second Life

A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, by Andrew Hartman Subscription

By Tom Palaima

Tom Palaima on an examination of the conflicts that have been raging since the 1960s

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The year’s best reads for work and pleasure, chosen by scholars and senior figures in the sector

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Beyond: Our Future in Space, by Chris Impey

This examination of space exploration has its feet firmly on the ground, writes Monica Grady

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