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Darwin: Portrait of a Genius
Paul Johnson.
 
Publisher: Viking
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670025718
Daedalus Item Code: 44328
 
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe.
 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780544272996
Daedalus Item Code: 49704
 
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The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs
Bruce M. Hood.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061452659.  Daedalus Item Code: 44371
 
"Books disparaging religion ... have largely put the blame on culture for humanity's widespread unscientific beliefs. Yet what if the greatest influence on our supernatural convictions is the ... (Read More)
 
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Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
Charles Fernyhough.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062237897.  Daedalus Item Code: 44365
 
How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened? How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently? Does your memory really get worse as you get ... (Read More)
 
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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Ian Stewart.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847247681.  Daedalus Item Code: 43917
 
Who invented zero? How can imaginary numbers stop skyscrapers from falling over? Where do parallel lines meet? And when did you use abstract algebra today? (No really, you did.) Beginning with the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
Deborah Blum, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003422.  Daedalus Item Code: 49514
 
Should we trust genetically modified food? Do we really want to know if we have an incurable genetic disease before the symptoms actually appear? Sifting past the intentionally misleading headlines ... (Read More)
 
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What about Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World
Thomas F. Glick.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801894626.  Daedalus Item Code: 44273
 
Over the past 160 years, Charles Darwin and his revolutionary ideas have inspired commentary all over the world. In this unique and wide-ranging collection, Darwin scholar Thomas Glick gathers ... (Read More)
 
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Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution
Francisco J. Ayala.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801897542.  Daedalus Item Code: 44272
 
Despite the vocal controversy in American media, in which tradition often seems more significant than fact, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. Here evolutionary biologist Francisco ... (Read More)
 
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Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution
Robyn Arianrhod.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199931613.  Daedalus Item Code: 43613
 
Two remarkable women, living in different countries almost a century apart, were united by their embrace of Newtonian physics. In her fascinating double biography, Robyn Arianrhod—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
Lydia V. Pyne & Stephen J. Pyne.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670023639.  Daedalus Item Code: 43874
 
Concluding a mere 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own; it was the era of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, ... (Read More)
 
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From Quantum to Cosmos: The Universe Within
Neil Turok.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571299478.  Daedalus Item Code: 44408
 
In this visionary work, TED Prize–winning physicist Neil Turok explores the great discoveries of the past three centuries, from the classical mechanics of Newton and the nature of light to the ... (Read More)
 
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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
Jon Gertner.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122791.  Daedalus Item Code: 43966
 
For many of us growing up in the mid-20th century, Bell Labs was the face of technological innovation, harnessing scientific discoveries to bring "the future" to the American consumer. Journalist Jon ... (Read More)
 
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Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow.
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Keith Heidorn & Ian Whitelaw.
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3. The Meaning of Human Existence
Edward O. Wilson.
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4. Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Lee Smolin.
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5. Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
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6. The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
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7. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe.
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8. Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art
Robert E. Greenspan.
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9. Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
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10. One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
David Berlinski.
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