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India 2050: A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity

Published: December 7, 2014 12:23 AM

India 2050: A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity
Ramgopal Agarwala
Sage
R995
Pp 350

Will the nation eliminate absolute poverty and improve its human development record? This book emphasises the centrality of a trade-oriented services sector led by communication, health, education and innovations for achieving growth targets.

Here are the Young Men
Robert Doyle
Bloomsbury
R350
Pp 298

Funny and shocking, this book tells the story of four young men: Cocker, Rez, Kearney and Matthew. Murder, suicide, rape and torture take a very real shape in their lives, leaving them with a single way out that carries profound moral consequences.

p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code
Sue Armstrong
Bloomsbury
R 399
Pp 287

Sue Armstrong’s p53 is the story of the quest to unravel the mysteries of the p53 gene and to get at the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. Discovered in 1979, p53 has teased the minds of some of the most ambitious scientists.

Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction
Jules Howard
Bloomsbury
R399
Pp 272

Written by biologist Jules Howard, this book covers the how and why of sex on earth in all its diversity. From sperm wars to cuckoldry, hermaphrodites and virgin births, Howard goes on a voyage of discovery of the ins and outs of animal reproduction.

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