Category: Science/Nature
Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum – Just 99p 0 comments

‘Dry Store Room No. 1’ is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination.
‘Dry Store Room No.1’ is a fascinating and affectionate account of a hidden world of untold treasures, where every fragment tells a story about time past, by a scientist who combines rigorous professional learning with a gift for prose that sparkles with wit and literary sensibility.
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – The beauty and drama of scientific discovery – £1.19 0 comments

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences…
Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.
Full of warmth and questing intelligence, astonishing in scope and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences. The book is selling today for £1.19.
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Book Review by Mary Matthews: Smokey The Very Loud Purring Cat 0 comments

Smokey, the very loud purring cat, tells her story with charm, wit and patriotism. When she learns the BBC will interview her, she says, “I was purring for England.” She may belong to England but she purrs her way to the hearts of the world.After being returned to an animal shelter a heart breaking number of times, Smokey finds her purrfect family. And loudly purrs her way to a Guinness World Record while promoting spaying and neutering to save lives. Smokey’s book begins with introductions by the RSPCA, Larry “The Downing Street Cat”, and the Guinness World Record Editor — who shares the history of Guinness World Records’ creation. I don’t want to include spoilers so I’ll just say Guiness World Records began, as great stories often do, in a pub.
I recommend Smokey to anyone who loves the story of a heroine triumphing over adversity by a special attribute.
Smokey The Very Loud Purring Cat is available for the Kindle for £3.42.
 
Mary Matthews is the author of Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts (£1.30), a roaring Twenties crime novel.

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