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Black holes

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

By Katherine Blundell

A short book that tackles an enormous topic, from warped space and time dilation, through to theoretical concepts like wormholes and white holes. A great read for anybody who wants to develop a basic understand

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

By Jon Krakauer

One of the best books you will ever read, this is an exhilarating first-person account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, written by an adventure journalist who was part of the ill-fated expedition.

Harvey read this book in less than 24-hours - it really is that good!

Other Minds

Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

By Peter Godfrey-Smith

A must read for anyone interested in the evolution of sentience and intelligence. Tracing the story from its very beginnings (mere clumps of cells forming nervous systems) to now, Other Minds explains how and why octopuses and their relatives came to be so smart.

Thankfully, you don’t need eight neuron packed tentacles to understand this brilliantly written book!


The Odyssey

By Homer

The second oldest work of Western literature (after The Iliad) and it’s a corker. Full of adventure and wondrous Greek mythology, this book is an absolute must read for literally everybody.

Plus the audiobook is read by Sir Ian McKellen! What more could you possibly want?


Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos

By Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw

A brilliant popular science book that takes you from the Big Bang and the beginning of the universe, right through to where we are now and where we are heading. Explains very complex topics like General Relativity in an easy-to-digest way.

An Astronaut's Guide to Life On Earth

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

By Chris Hadfield

One of Harvey’s favourite reads from 2018. This is a great book that tells you how thinking like an astronaut can benefit your every day lives. It’s chock full of anecdotes from Chris’s missions to space, including his tenure as commander of the International Space Station.