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Table of Contents
Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth; Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction by Susan Blackmore; Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction by Ian Deary; Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles; Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction by John Polkinghorne; Plus a copy of the new edition of A Very Short Introduction to Everything