Books to share with lifetime learners this Father’s Day

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Learning is for life, and fathers with curious minds are always on the hunt for the next big thing. So we’ve put together some of our favourite non-fiction picks for Dads – from understanding the atom to comprehending the magic of DNA, we’ve got the lifetime learner covered.

We hope you find the perfect Father’s Day gift here.

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Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science Of Why We Age - And Why We Don't Have To


Dr. David Sinclair reveals that everything we think we know about ageing is wrong. For decades, the medical community has looked to a variety of reasons for why we age, and the consensus is that no one dies of old age; they die of age-related diseases.

What if ageing is a disease? And that disease is curable.


Dr. David Sinclair, one of the world’s foremost authorities on genetics and ageing, has dedicated his life’s work to chasing more than a longer lifespan – he wants to enable people to live longer, healthier, and disease-free well into our hundreds. In this book, he reveals a bold new theory of ageing, one that pinpoints a root cause of ageing that lies in an ancient genetic survival circuit.




A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.






The Doctor's Kitchen

Eat to Beat Illness distills actionable ideas for daily life to teach you how to use food to trigger and amplify your defences against illness.


In Dr Rupy’s second book he builds on the message that what you choose to put on your plate is one of the most important health interventions you can make. Food can not only affect our likelihood of disease but it can lengthen our lives, change our mood and even affect the expression of our DNA.


The Basis of Everything


Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Chernobyl, there was the twentieth century’s great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the course of history.

The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Mark Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain’s empire, whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the crucible of discovery at Cambridge University’s celebrated Cavendish Laboratory, at a time when nature’s deepest secrets were being revealed. Their brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion.


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