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Adam Rutherford

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Adam David Rutherford is a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. He was an audio-visual content editor for the journal Nature for a decade, and is a frequent contributor to the newspaper The Guardian.
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The Escape Artist
The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
Jonathan Freedland - 2022-10-18
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Discover the gripping story of Rudolf Vrba, the first Jew to escape Auschwitz and share the death camp's horrors with the world. In part thrilling adventure, part exploration of the Holocaust's darkest secrets, author Jonathan Freedland uncovers the tale of a brilliant and courageous man who risked everything to save lives. Alongside fellow escapee Fred Wetzler, Vrba's journey was a fight for truth and justice, and their report helped spur Allied action. This book explores the life of a man whose legacy deserves to be as widely known as that of Anne Frank and Oskar Schindler.
Adam Rutherford
I have just finished The Escape Artist by @Freedland. An incredibly important book, the extraordinary story of Rudolf Vrba’s escape from Auschwitz, and his attempts to reveal its horrors. Brilliant, personal yet part of the broader story of the Holocaust. 10/10      источник
Jonny GellerSimon Sebag Montefiore
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Rule, Nostalgia
Hannah Rose Woods - 2022-05-26
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Britain is an island ruled by nostalgia, but nostalgia today isn't what it used to be... Longing to go back to the 'good old days' is nothing new. For hundreds of years, the British have mourned the loss of older national identities and called for a revival 'simple', 'better' ways of life - from Margaret Thatcher's call for a return to 'Victorian v...
Adam Rutherford
I love this book, a witty, acerbic but warm look at how our national character is built on yearning for a glorious past that is just gone, and actually probably never existed. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.      источник
Greg JennerSarah Churchwell
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The Earth Transformed
An Untold History
Peter Frankopan - 2023-04-18
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A revolutionary new history that reveals how climate change has dramatically shaped the development—and demise—of civilizations across time...
Adam Rutherford
The Earth Transformed by @peterfrankopan truly is an epic masterpiece. There are many 'big ideas' books out there, but often are beset by wafer-thin scholarship, and few stand up to scrutiny. This absolutely does. It's a book for the ages, and I cannot recommend it enough.      источник
Tom HollandFrank McDonough
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How to Be a Complete Bastard
Adrian Edmondson, Mark Leigh, Mike Lepine - 1986-01-01
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Featuring the hilarious Rick Mayall....
Adam Rutherford
@mudd_mixer This inspired me more than most books I've read. Though I was definitely too young to understand erm certain pages...      источник
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The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality
Julia Shaw - 2022-06-28
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Discover the fascinating hidden culture and science of bisexuality with this personal and scientific manifesto from psychologist and bestselling author Julia Shaw. Despite being more common than homosexuality according to statistics, bisexuality remains invisible in our culture. Explore the history of heterosexuality, the Kinsey scale, and the struggles of asylum seekers defending their bisexuality in court. Drawing on her own research and experiences, Shaw's BI is a declaration of love and respect for the nonconformists among us.
Adam Rutherford
Bi, by @drjuliashaw is my favourite nonfiction book of 2022. The hidden culture, science and history of bisexuality. It’s important, funny, devastating, fierce, sexy, revelatory and essential in equal measure. 🌈🔥💖💜💙 get it for people you love.      источник
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East Side Voices
Helena Lee - 2022-01-20
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"East Side Voices" is a powerful and moving collection of essays and poetry that celebrates East and Southeast Asian identity in Britain. The book features a diverse group of talented and often overlooked writers, sharing their experiences and perspectives on everything from Covid, to Harry Potter. This is a bold and important work that shines a light on an underrepresented community and their stories.
Adam Rutherford
Book recs: East Side Voices edited by @LondonHelena is such a good, important read - a collection of stories, poems and essays on the experiences of people of East Asian diaspora. An adult companion to the also excellent Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths, by @MaisieWrites      источник
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Danny Chung Sums It Up
Maisie Chan - 2021-09-07
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Discover the heartwarming story of an 11-year-old boy whose life takes an unexpected turn when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. With a language barrier and a shared bedroom, Danny and his Nai Nai struggle to connect at first. But through the power of math and art, they discover that they have more in common than they ever imagined. Dive into this touching tale about the importance of family and finding common ground.
Adam Rutherford
Book recs: East Side Voices edited by @LondonHelena is such a good, important read - a collection of stories, poems and essays on the experiences of people of East Asian diaspora. An adult companion to the also excellent Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths, by @MaisieWrites      источник
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Being Geoffrey Boycott
Geoffrey Boycott - 2022-06-06
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Geoffrey Boycott is undoubtedly one of England's greatest ever batsmen. Playing 108 Test matches between 1964 and 1982, the hugely controversial opener scored a then record 8 114 runs at 47 72 - the highest completed average of any English player since 1970 - against some of the greatest bowlers the world has ever seen....
Adam Rutherford
This book is absolutely fascinating, a must read for cricket fans, even if you, like me, are not huge fans of the man himself. The recall and insight is incredible. However, this dedication is priceless, and I love it! @theoldbatsman      источник
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On Savage Shores
How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe
Caroline Dodds Pennock - 2023-01-24
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Discover the untold story of Indigenous Americans who journeyed across the Atlantic to Europe in the wake of the Age of Discovery. In this groundbreaking work, Caroline Dodds Pennock challenges our Eurocentric understanding of history and sheds light on cultural appropriation, abduction, and loss; a story that has largely been absent from our collective imagination of the times. Drawing on surviving literature, poetry, and eyewitness accounts, Pennock gives us a sweeping account of the Indigenous American presence in, and impact on, early modern Europe.
Adam Rutherford
I’ve read this book and you need to. Caroline is a fantastic storyteller, absolute expert, and the only person to tell this important history.      источник
Greg Jenner
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Why We Get Anxious & What We Can Do About It
Tim Clare - 2022-05-05
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"Coward" by Tim Clare is a personal and insightful exploration of anxiety and the many methods used to treat it. Through his own experiences and experimentation, Clare shares what worked, what didn't, and encourages readers to rethink anxiety. A must-read for anyone struggling with anxiety or looking to understand it better.
Adam Rutherford
I love this book by @TimClarePoet. And not just cos it contains the following paragraph:      источник
Endless Forms by Seirian Sumner
The Wrath to Come by Sarah Churchwell
The Gift of a Radio by Justin Webb
Once Upon a Crime by Fergus Craig
JUDAS 62 by Charles Cumming
The Social Instinct by Nichola Raihani
Sad Little Men by Richard Beard
Dead Famous by Greg Jenner
Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding
The Motherhood Complex by Melissa Hogenboom
Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher by Brandy Schillace
Пиранези by Susanna Clarke
Being You by Anil Seth
Science Fictions by Stuart Ritchie
The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb
Transcendence by Gaia Vince
Ген by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Living Color by Nina G. Jablonski
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo