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Greg Jenner

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Greg Jenner is a British author and public historian born in 1982 with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture and humour.
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How Contagion Works
Paolo Giordano - Jan 01, 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant health emergency of our time.Writing from Italy in lockdown, physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world:why it mattershow it impacts ushow we must reactExpanding his focus to include other forms of contagion - from the environmental crisis to fake news...
Greg Jenner
May 13, 2020
Just reading this very short, very interesting book about the maths of contagion - really easy to understand and mega cheap     source
The Beauty and the Terror
The Italian Renaissance and the Rise of the West
Catherine Fletcher - Jul 08, 2020
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A new account of the birth of the West through its birthplace--Renaissance ItalyThe period between 1492--resonant for a number of reasons--and 1571, when the Ottoman navy was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto, embraces what we know as the Renaissance, one of the most dynamic and creatively explosive epochs in world history. Here is the period that ...
Greg Jenner
May 04, 2020
Fab book! Well worth your time 👇👍     source
Because Internet
Understanding the New Rules of Language
Gretchen McCulloch - Jul 23, 2019
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A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar...
Greg Jenner
Sep 30, 2019
This by @GretchenAMcC is a fascinating book about internet language. And I really like this early observation that frustrated ‘keysmash’ is actually carefully curated to look chaotic because real keysmashing is often disappointing     source
Origins
How The Earth Made Us
Lewis Dartnell - Jan 30, 2020
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Origins by Lewis Dartnell stands comparison with Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens…A thrilling piece of Big History’ James McConnachie, Sunday Times'A sweeping, brilliant overview of the history not only of our species but of the world' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk RoadsWhen we talk about human history, we focus on grea...
Greg Jenner
Jan 31, 2019
Dipping into this fascinating book by @lewis_dartnell - it’s the story of how geology, ecology, biology (and other ologies) shaped the course of human history.     source
The Element in the Room
Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face
Helen Arney - Mar 06, 2018
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Have you ever wanted to perform sonic experiments with your morning coffee? Predict the exact second your unborn child will be born? Spice up your love life with inspiration from the animal kingdom? Well now you can... The Element in the Room, the Nerds' first ever book, is designed for anyone who is sci-curious and wants to know more about the wor...
Greg Jenner
Oct 26, 2017
Looking for a fun science book for teens/you? This one by @FOTSN is a delighted barrage of witty explanations and self-experimentations     source