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Book review: The Matter Factory: A History of the Chemistry Laboratory, by Peter J. T. Morris

The Matter Factory: A History of the Chemistry Laboratory, by Peter J. T. Morris

Book of the week: The workspaces of pioneering scientists are laid bare in an insightful text, finds Richard Joyner

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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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Book review: Seeing Like a Rover, by Janet Vertesi Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars, by Janet Vertesi

Conversations at Nasa reveal the words behind every picture of the Red Planet, says Monica Grady

Book review: The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, by Josiah Ober The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, by Josiah Ober

P. J. Rhodes on a study investigating how the ancient civilisation reached its zenith

Book review: The Worm at the Core, by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life, by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski

Janet Sayers is left nonplussed by a psychology text that raises more questions than answers

Book review: Auditions: Architecture and Aurality, by Rob Stone Auditions: Architecture and Aurality, by Rob Stone

A journey into ‘sound design’ strikes discordant tones: Richard J. Williams is all ears

Book review: A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design, by Frank Wilczek A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design, by Frank Wilczek

Cait MacPhee on the role of aesthetics in physical exploration

Book review: Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation, by Jeff Scheible Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation, by Jeff Scheible

A lively interrogation of the Mafia overlord of marks and associates is illuminating, finds Poppy Corbett

Book review: Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino, by Adilifu Nama Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino, by Adilifu Nama

Like the American director’s work, this study is provocative, at turns brilliant, frustrating and far-fetched, says Cara Caddoo

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