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Astronomy Adventures and Vacations; Timothy Treadwell **** 26 Apr 2017 Places to visit and things to do around the world if you're into astronomy, from historical sites to trips on a vomit comet.
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Images from a Warming Planet: Ashley Cooper **** 17 Apr 2017 - Very large format book with 495 stunning colour photographs documenting the impact of climate change. Better what's happening than solutions.
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Common Sense, the Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI: Hector Levesque *****15 Apr 2017 - A clear and concise guide to why AI can't be properly delivered using machine learning alone - brilliant exploration of what AI is really about.

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