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Social/Behavioral/Political Sciences
#1
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Sherwin B. Nuland.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679742449.  Daedalus Item Code: 51959
 
(Winner of the 1993 National Book Award and a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award) This edition of surgeon Sherwin Nuland's incisive examination of the end ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Book of Legal Stuff: Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes
Joanne O'Sullivan.
Publisher: Imagine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781936140039.  Daedalus Item Code: 51006
 
Every statute in this entertaining compendium is absolutely real, promises Joanne O'Sullivan, from no-nos like eating pies baked by grandmothers in non-certified kitchens to accidentally getting a ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124405.  Daedalus Item Code: 51275
 
Most of us take for granted such aspects of our society as telecommunication, literacy, even obesity. Yet for millions of years human society had none of these things, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Ballantine/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607514442.  Daedalus Item Code: 50614
 
The author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky here turns his attention to a disappearing way of life—fishing—and how it has defined one particular town for ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn't
William B. Irvine.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199934454.  Daedalus Item Code: 50871
 
Insults may be part of the fabric of daily life, but why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to counteract them, or to overcome our inclination to ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Why Women Have Sex: Sexual Motivation from Adventure to Revenge—and Everything in Between
Cindy Meston & David Buss.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847921307.  Daedalus Item Code: 44403
 
When clinical psychologist Cindy Meston and evolutionary psychologist David Buss investigated the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them. Through more than a thousand ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins
John Reader.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199276851.  Daedalus Item Code: 51805
 
A classic work on the search for humanity's origins, John Reader's 1981 Missing Links: The Hunt for Earliest Man is here completely revised, updated, and beautifully illustrated. His vivid ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits
Tara Bennett-Goleman.
Publisher: Rider.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846043383.  Daedalus Item Code: 51098
 
Why sometimes do even the smallest events send us into a downward spiral? Whether we're aware of it or not, our feelings and outlook are constantly shaped by learned patterns or habitual modes of ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Mind's Eye
Oliver Sacks.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272089.  Daedalus Item Code: 31061
 
(New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2010) This fascinating book from neurologist Oliver Sacks—who also gave us Hallucinations, Musicophilia, and ... (Read More)
 
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#10
From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded
Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar. David Brill, photos.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743280648.  Daedalus Item Code: 50640
 
In 1974 paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson discovered "Lucy"—at more than three million years old the earliest skeleton of any erect-walking human yet known—in a remote region of Ethiopia, prompting ... (Read More)
 
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