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8th May 2015 at 01:00

Educating Ruby by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas (Crown House Publishing)

ISBN 9781845909543

Drawing on the themes of Willy Russell's Educating Rita, this book explores how school life could be more fulfilling for her modern-day equivalent, Ruby. It discusses how to cultivate confidence and curiosity at the same time as exam success.

Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems by Thomas Povey (Oneworld Publications)

ISBN 9781780747750

The Oxford academic shares 109 of his favourite physics and maths problems. They are perfect for testing and expanding the knowledge of experts or aspiring young scientists and mathematicians.

Einstein's Masterwork

by John Gribbin

(Icon Books)

ISBN 9781848318526

This book presents the 1915 general theory of relativity in the context of Einstein's life and work. It discusses why he thought this theory, describing the evolution of the universe, was his most significant, instead of his earlier discovery of e=mc2.

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