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The Age of Reason: 1600 to 1750: 1600 to 1750
Christine Noble, series ed. Tony Allan, trans.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780276445163.  Daedalus Item Code: 52386
 
Following the intellectual revolution of the Renaissance, scientists and philosophers increasingly relied upon mathematics and observation as a means of understanding our world. With color ... (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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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393246186.  Daedalus Item Code: 69361
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) What really separates the human and animal mind? We often assume there is a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own ... (Read More)
 
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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
Lily Koppel.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780755362622.  Daedalus Item Code: 61307
 
As the Mercury Seven astronauts were each launched into space, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives, transformed overnight from military spouses into American royalty. ... (Read More)
 
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: Life Lessons from Space
Chris Hadfield.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447259947.  Daedalus Item Code: 54346
 
Over a three-decade career as an astronaut, Chris Hadfield has disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, broken into a space station with a Swiss army knife, and become a YouTube sensation ... (Read More)
 
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Chris Hadfield.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447257103.  Daedalus Item Code: 61051
 
Over a three-decade career as an astronaut, Chris Hadfield has disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, broken into a space station with a Swiss army knife, and become a YouTube sensation ... (Read More)
 
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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451628425.  Daedalus Item Code: 61855
 
(Winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography; finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Rhône-Poulenc Prize) Sylvia Nasar's now-classic biography explores the meteoric ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures
Lesley Alderman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062074188.  Daedalus Item Code: 51651
 
Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... (Read More)
 
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The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience
Kathleen Taylor.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199603374.  Daedalus Item Code: 50928
 
Much of our knowledge and technology, from mobile phones to the understanding of gravity, descends from what we call "the natural sciences," notes Kathleen Taylor; we learn to distinguish physics, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers
Robert P. Crease.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845292812.  Daedalus Item Code: 54727
 
In this follow-up to The Prism and Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science, science writer and columnist Robert Crease relates the stories of the 10 most popular equations of ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Mathematical Thought: Key Concepts and Where They Come From
Luke Heaton.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472117113.  Daedalus Item Code: 54728
 
Our world is steeped in mathematics, and many of its most important concepts are easier to understand than is commonly assumed. Mathematician, artist, architect, and biologist Luke Heaton here offers ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Science: As Seen Through the Development of Scientific Instruments
Thomas Crump.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841195520.  Daedalus Item Code: 54729
 
From the earliest prehistoric knowledge of fire and its many uses, up to the astonishing advances of the 21st century, mathematician and anthropologist Thomas Crump traces our increasingly ... (Read More)
 
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