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Alan Turing's Electronic Brain: The Struggle to Build the ACE, the World's Fastest Computer
B. Jack Copeland, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199609154.  Daedalus Item Code: 50925
 
The director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing in New Zealand, Jack Copeland assembles this remarkable history of Alan Turing's pioneering computer work—much of it firsthand, and ... (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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Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference
Ken Ashwell, consultant. Emma Driver, David Kidd & John Mapps, eds.
Publisher: Park Lane.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480468.  Daedalus Item Code: 41793
 
Completely revised and updated, this edition of Anatomica is an extensively illustrated, finely detailed medical reference for the home. The main part of the book covers major body structures, ... (Read More)
 
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Laurel Braitman.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451627008.  Daedalus Item Code: 50963
 
(A 2014 Summer Reading Pick for Public Radio International's Science Friday and one of Discover Magazine's Top 5 Summer Reads) Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit ... (Read More)
 
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Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth
Craig Childs.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307379092.  Daedalus Item Code: 43098
 
The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different; this exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet takes readers on a firsthand journey through each apocalypse. A ... (Read More)
 
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The Artful Universe Expanded
John D. Barrow.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199601332.  Daedalus Item Code: 50927
 
Our love of art, as mathematician John Barrow argued in The Artful Universe, is the end product of millions of years of evolution; how we react to a beautiful painting or symphony is based on ... (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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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Michael Erard.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451628258.  Daedalus Item Code: 42031
 
What do an Italian cardinal, a Connecticut blacksmith, and a German diplomat have in common with an MIT linguist, a Hungarian translator, and a Scottish church organist? They all were, or are, hugely ... (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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Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
Mario Beauregard.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062071569.  Daedalus Item Code: 41440
 
The co-author of The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Mario Beauregard here makes a provocative case against the view equating human beings to complex ... (Read More)
 
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Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
Jane Brox.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547520346.  Daedalus Item Code: 30583
 
"A superb history of how the availability of ever more artificial light has changed our world over the centuries, from stone lamps in prehistoric caves to contemporary light-emitting diodes (LEDs). ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disapperance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
Joćo 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 Joćo Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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