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Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Richard Cohen.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068753.  Daedalus Item Code: 20565
 
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, swordsman and publisher Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life in this erudite, ... (Read More)
 
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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
David J. Linden.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022588.  Daedalus Item Code: 41946
 
Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal, posits Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden; here he explains ... (Read More)
 
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Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe
James D. Stein.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465021987.  Daedalus Item Code: 41622
 
Most educated people know about the speed of light and absolute zero, although numbers like Boltzmann's constant and the Chandrasekhar limit are not generally topics of conversation. In this ... (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 Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Charles Robert Darwin
Jonathan Clements.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762437764.  Daedalus Item Code: 43410
 
Presented as a personal notebook, with drawings, inserted photos and artwork, and notes in the margins, in a textured laminated cover, this illustrated biography of Charles Darwin provides a full and ... (Read More)
 
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Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
Adrian Desmond & James Moore.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547055268.  Daedalus Item Code: 32158
 
There has always been a mystery surrounding Charles Darwin: how did this quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to embrace one of the most radical ideas in the history of human ... (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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Doctor Franklin's Medicine
Stanley Finger.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812239133.  Daedalus Item Code: 40296
 
(Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title) Among his many accomplishments, Benjamin Franklin was the cofounder of Pennsylvania Hospital, the first major civilian ... (Read More)
 
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The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition
Dan Hofstadter.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066500.  Daedalus Item Code: 01944
 
Galileo was 69 years old and the most venerated scientist in Italy when he was put on trial for heresy in 1633. Although subscribing to an anti-literalist view of the Bible—as per Saint ... (Read More)
 
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Everyday Math Tricks for Grown-Ups: Short Cuts to Simple Solutions for the Not-So-Math Minded
Kjartan Poskitt.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606523292.  Daedalus Item Code: 42034
 
Even if you don't secretly count on your fingers or find using a calculator to be a hit-or-miss proposition, this math book for the non-mathematical grown-up is so full of handy shortcuts (some of ... (Read More)
 
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The Field Guide to Natural Phenomena: The Secret World of Optical, Atmospheric and Celestial Wonders
Keith Heidorn & Ian Whitelaw.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781554077076.  Daedalus Item Code: 43329
 
Here the author of And Now the Weather and the author of A Measure of All Things team up to offer this engaging illustrated guide to nature's most dramatic and mysterious events, from ... (Read More)
 
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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Benoit B. Mandelbrot.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307377357.  Daedalus Item Code: 43107
 
The father of fractal geometry, who spent more than 35 years at IBM as a research scientist, Benoit Mandelbrot changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world, transforming our ... (Read More)
 
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