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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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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
Andreas Wagner.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780745169.  Daedalus Item Code: 54604
Though Darwin's theory of natural selection ably explains how useful adaptations are preserved over generations, evolution's biggest mystery eluded him: how did those adaptations arise in the first ... (Read More)
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AsapScience: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors and Unexplained Phenomena
Mitchell Moffit & Greg Brown.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781476756219.  Daedalus Item Code: 54309
Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Does being cold make you sick? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should one take a power nap? Here the creators of the ... (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
During his three-decade career as an astronaut, Chris Hadfield disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, broke into a space station with a Swiss army knife, and became a YouTube sensation with ... (Read More)
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The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
Mike Jay.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300168914.  Daedalus Item Code: 32740
The Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, where experiments with various gasses were conducted at the end of the 18th century, was the first example of a modern medical research institution, under the ... (Read More)
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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
David Deutsch.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022755.  Daedalus Item Code: 53181
(A 2011 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) In The Fabric of Reality, quantum physicist and Paul Dirac Prize winner David Deutsch described the four deepest ... (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 Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (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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Darwin: Portrait of a Genius
Paul Johnson.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025718.  Daedalus Item Code: 52560
The author of Socrates: A Man for Our Times; Jesus: A Biography from a Believer; and Churchill, as well as Modern Times, historian Paul Johnson here looks at one of the ... (Read More)
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