The Bee : a Natural History

Did you know that there are over twenty thousand species of bee? Or, that bees can see ultraviolet light but cannot see the red end of the spectrum? These are just two of the intriguing facts gleaned from “The Bee : a Natural History”, which I had the pleasure of cataloguing this week.

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10% human

For every single cell that makes up the human body, there are nine cells of microbes living both on and within our bodies. This rather shocking fact, is revealed by the title of one of the latest additions to our catalogue: “10% Human : How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness”. […]

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We Remember D-Day

As we mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, what better time to draw your attention to “We Remember D-Day : Powerful and Moving True Stories from 6 June 1944” compiled by Frank & Joan Shaw. D-Day was the biggest amphibious assault in military history and over 150,000 Allied Troops landed in Normandy on […]

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Cities are good for you

Can an architect really design a space that would encourage you to kiss? Leo Hollis certainly believes so in his, ‘Cities are Good for You : the Genius of the Metropolis’. As the world urban population grows, Hollis believes that city life may actually help us to solve some of our greatest problems. His hope […]

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