Wellcome Book Prize Winners

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To Be a Machine: Adventures...

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3.85 avg rating — 763 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2018)
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The Heart

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3.86 avg rating — 4,388 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2017)
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It's All in Your Head: True...

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3.96 avg rating — 1,171 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2016)
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The Iceberg

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3.98 avg rating — 984 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2015)
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Far from the Tree: Parents,...

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4.27 avg rating — 14,476 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2014)
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Circulation: William Harvey...

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3.84 avg rating — 55 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2012)
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Turn of Mind

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3.65 avg rating — 13,318 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2011)
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The Immortal Life of Henrie...

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4.05 avg rating — 462,852 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2010)
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Keeper: One House, Three Ge...

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3.84 avg rating — 520 ratings Wellcome Book Prize (2009)
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Mayhem

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3.66 avg rating — 261 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Behave: The Biology of Huma...

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4.41 avg rating — 3,068 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen...

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4.05 avg rating — 5,651 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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The Vaccine Race: Science, ...

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3.94 avg rating — 300 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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In Pursuit of Memory: The F...

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4.24 avg rating — 235 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Plot 29: A Memoir

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4.07 avg rating — 134 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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흰

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3.96 avg rating — 1,353 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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With the End in Mind: Dying...

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4.56 avg rating — 441 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Midwinter Break

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3.65 avg rating — 2,456 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Stay with Me

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4.03 avg rating — 15,144 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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The Butchering Art: Joseph ...

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4.29 avg rating — 2,308 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Miss Jane

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3.94 avg rating — 3,694 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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I Contain Multitudes: The M...

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4.19 avg rating — 6,747 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
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A Brief History of Everyone...

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4.08 avg rating — 2,244 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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Cure: A Journey into the Sc...

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4.07 avg rating — 1,920 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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The Golden Age

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3.84 avg rating — 1,912 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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The Tidal Zone

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3.93 avg rating — 2,264 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
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The Gene: An Intimate History

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4.36 avg rating — 17,156 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
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The Essex Serpent

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3.66 avg rating — 25,304 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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Homo Deus: A Brief History ...

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4.31 avg rating — 44,483 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)
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How to Survive a Plague: Th...

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4.40 avg rating — 1,220 ratings Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
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