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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

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Lost and Wanted

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Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

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