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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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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 Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Eric Simons.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590202999.  Daedalus Item Code: 40920
 
One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, which calls itself the "southernmost city in the world," environmental and science writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the ... (Read More)
 
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Darwin's Dogs: How Darwin's Pets Helped Form a World-Changing Theory of Evolution
Emma Townshend.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711230651.  Daedalus Item Code: 54324
 
If you have ever looked at a dog waiting to go for a walk and thought there was something almost human about his sad expression, you're not alone; Charles Darwin did exactly the same thing. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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Eavesdropping: An Intimate History
John L. Locke.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199236138.  Daedalus Item Code: 61152
 
Eavesdropping has a bad name; it is a form of human communication in which the information gained is stolen, and where such words as cheating and spying come into play. But eavesdropping may also be ... (Read More)
 
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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, & Serendipity
Patricia Fara.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199582662.  Daedalus Item Code: 50938
 
The world, wrote Charles Darwin, resembles "one great slaughter-house, one universal scene of rapacity and injustice." Surprisingly, that nutshell image of competitive natural selection originated ... (Read More)
 
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Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live For Ever
Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781405077606.  Daedalus Item Code: 54737
 
Immortality is within our grasp, argues inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who posits that we are in the early stages of several profound revolutions in human ability, spawned by advances in ... (Read More)
 
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From Quantum to Cosmos: The Universe Within
Neil Turok.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571299478.  Daedalus Item Code: 54846
 
In this visionary work, TED Prize–winning physicist Neil Turok explores the great discoveries of the past three centuries, from the classical mechanics of Newton and the nature of light to the ... (Read More)
 
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Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases
Elizabeth Potter.
Publisher: Indiana.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780253214553.  Daedalus Item Code: 31945
 
Though we tend to think of science as purely objective, based on demonstrable proofs and phenomena, scientists are of course human, and subject to certain assumptions and prejudices. A professor of ... (Read More)
 
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The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553384666.  Daedalus Item Code: 62275
 
In this remarkable introduction to the concept of the multiverse—co-existing universes, of which ours is only one of many—Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow manage to make clear a model of ... (Read More)
 
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