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Science
#1
On the Surface of Things: Images of the Extraordinary in Science
Felice Frankel & George M. Whitesides.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780674026889.  Daedalus Item Code: 40051
 
A research scientist at MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Felice Frankel is also a specialist in very close-up photography. In 58 large images she shows us the startling ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Publisher: HarperCollins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439107959.  Daedalus Item Code: 40793
 
(Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction) Cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee here gives us a profoundly humane "biography" of the disease, from its first documented ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 40629
 
Don't you wish now that you'd paid more attention in math class? Particularly when you're trying to calculate a fair tip or the discounted price on a new washer and dryer, or compute the odds that ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem
Robert Kaplan & Ellen Kaplan.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596915220.  Daedalus Item Code: 31900
 
"The Kaplans [authors of Out of the Labyrinth and The Art of the Infinite] collaborate for a fourth time on this historical and mathematical examination of the Pythagorean Theorem (a² + ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe
Martin Bojowald.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272850.  Daedalus Item Code: 36295
 
In his introduction to a revolutionary theory of the cosmos—known as LQC, or loop quantum cosmology—Martin Bojowald shows how the big bang theory may give way to the big bounce theory, which ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
Jim al-Khalili.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202797.  Daedalus Item Code: 31228
 
The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been obscured in the West, even though the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations preceded—and in many ways enabled—the European ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
Stanislas Dehaene.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021109.  Daedalus Item Code: 21523
 
How can a few black marks on a white page evoke an entire universe of sounds and meanings? French scientist Stanislas Dehaene, a world authority on the cognitive neuroscience of language and number ... (Read More)
 
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#8
E=mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall & Golf Balls Go Awry
Jeff Stewart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606521670.  Daedalus Item Code: 40862
 
Why don't heavier objects fall faster? Why do we feel as though we have more energy when we're sitting upstairs? Is time travel possible? And what happened to the poor cat in Schrödinger's ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Mystery of Metamorphosis: A Scientific Detective Story
Frank Ryan. Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan, foreword.
Publisher: Chelsea Green.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603583411.  Daedalus Item Code: 40073
 
Challenging some of the longest-held beliefs in evolution, some dating back to Darwin's time, virologist Frank Ryan delves into the mysteries of metamorphosis to rethink evolution as a nonlinear ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Roger Penrose.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224080361.  Daedalus Item Code: 33594
 
In his groundbreaking book The Road to Reality, Roger Penrose provided a comprehensive yet readable guide to our present understanding of the laws that are currently believed to govern our ... (Read More)
 
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