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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
Ernest Freeberg.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124443.  Daedalus Item Code: 52554
 
The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its ... (Read More)
 
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The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era
Craig Nelson.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451660432.  Daedalus Item Code: 42912
 
The author of Rocket Men and the Henry Adams Prize winner Thomas Paine, Craig Nelson here gives us the history of the atomic age, and the astounding natural energy source that powered ... (Read More)
 
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Air: The Restless Shaper of the World
William Bryant Logan.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393067989.  Daedalus Item Code: 61172
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2012) The author of Dirt and Oak, and a faculty member of the New York Botanical Garden, arborist William Bryant Logan gives us a ... (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 Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
Siddhartha Mukherjee, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003439.  Daedalus Item Code: 51421
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has, as he writes in his introduction, "chosen the [27] essays in this volume with an ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
Rebecca Skloot, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544286740.  Daedalus Item Code: 59581
 
This outstanding collection of 26 science articles from the past year, selected by the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, includes work by award-winning writers and by ... (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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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Mario Livio.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439192375.  Daedalus Item Code: 61401
 
"Astrophysicist and award-winning author [Mario] Livio analyzes ruinous errors of five great scientific minds in the wake of their most prominent discoveries and how those errors have not only ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies
Adolf Grünbaum.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199989928.  Daedalus Item Code: 50818
 
One of the giants of 20th-century philosophy of science, Adolf Grünbaum is the author of 15 books, including this collection of his papers and lectures, part of a three-volume series. The essays here ... (Read More)
 
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The Elegant Universe
Brian Greene.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099289920.  Daedalus Item Code: 51085
 
The basis for an Emmy Award–winning three-part presentation of PBS television's NOVA, this book uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful ... (Read More)
 
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The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable?
Russell Stannard.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199645718.  Daedalus Item Code: 50937
 
Many scientists attest to the scope and power of scientific thinking, claiming that ultimately it will provide a complete understanding of everything. But Russell Stannard, himself an eminent ... (Read More)
 
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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Paul Bogard.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182904.  Daedalus Item Code: 61633
 
(Winner of a 2014 Nautilus Silver Award) This is a panoramic tour of the deep night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical ... (Read More)
 
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