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This book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik, tells the untold story of how science went ‘big’, built the bombs that helped win...

Big Science
Michael Hiltzik
Simon & Schuster
Pp 512
R699

This book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik, tells the untold story of how science went ‘big’, built the bombs that helped win World War II—and became dependent on government and industry—and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence.

Getting (More Of)
What You Want
Margaret A Neale & Thomas Z Lys
Hachette
Pp 258, R399

In Getting (More of) What You Want, Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys draw on the latest advances in psychology and economics to provide new strategies for anyone shopping for a car, lobbying for a raise, or simply haggling over who takes out the trash.

Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral MegaCity
Edited by Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera
Hatje Cantz
R2,428
Pp 447

In 2013, a team from Harvard University monitored Kumbh Mela from its preparation to the actual celebration. This book presents their comprehensive research findings along with city maps and photographs of this most fascinating feat of urban planning.

Us Conductors
Sean Michaels
Bloomsbury
R499
Pp 347

Us Conductors takes readers from jazz-age New York to the gulags and science prisons of the Soviet Union. On a ship steaming its way from Manhattan back to Leningrad, Lev Termen writes a letter to Clara Rockmore, telling her the story of his life.

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