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EX­CEP­TIONAL BE­INGS

ADAM RUTHER­FORD OUT NOW (£18.99, WEIDENFELD & NI­COL­SON)

Turns out we’re not the only species that makes tools or uses fire – so what does that mean for hu­man­ity? Adam Ruther­ford takes us on a myth-bust­ing tour of hu­man his­tory, ex­plor­ing whether we re­ally are as ex­cep­tional as we think.

HEART: A HIS­TORY

SAN­DEEP JAUHAR OUT 27 SEPTEM­BER (£14.99, ONEWORLD)

Car­di­ol­o­gist San­deep Jauhar tells the story of the hu­man heart, weav­ing in grip­ping scenes from op­er­at­ing the­atres, his fam­ily’s his­tory of heart prob­lems, and the is­sues our most im­por­tant or­gan might face in the fu­ture.

THE SKY AT NIGHT BOOK OF THE MOON

DR MAG­GIE ADERIN-PO­COCK OUT NOW (£9.99, BBC BOOKS)

The Moon in­flu­ences Earth’s tides, dic­tates the length of the day and po­ten­tially played a role in the cre­ation of life on Earth. Dr Mag­gie Aderin-Po­cock ex­plores how well we know our clos­est neigh­bour.

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