A handful of men have gone to the moon and back and are still alive to tell the tale. Buzz Aldrin is one of them and you can read the account of his life from then on in Magnificent desolation. A little closer to home, if you ever wondered what the big web companies (and others) are doing with your data, Numerati is a must-read. The story of Sandra Laing whose skin dictated her fate during the Apartheid is described in When she was white and is the subject of a movie entitled Skin. All these books are available for borrowing and more in this month’s Popular Non Fiction Recent Picks.