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Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science
Dorion Sagan.
Publisher: Minnesota.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780816681358.  Daedalus Item Code: 63631
 
The son of popular astronomer Carl Sagan and controversial evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan is guided by a capacious, nonconformist view of science inspired by their examples. In ... (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 Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin
Curtis Johnson.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199361410.  Daedalus Item Code: 63923
 
In contrast to many other biologists of his time, Charles Darwin was a firm believer in chance as a key factor in how the natural world works, and it was a major influence upon his evolutionary ... (Read More)
 
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Doodle Yourself Smart... Physics: Over 100 Doodles and Problems to Solve!
Sonya Newland, ed. Kevin Knight, illus.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607104391.  Daedalus Item Code: 64638
 
You don't have to be an artist or a genius to find your inner Einstein with this visual trivia and quiz book, presented like an engineer's notebook. Improve your grasp of basic physics and also ... (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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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Paul Bogard.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007428212.  Daedalus Item Code: 70166
 
(Winner of a 2014 Nautilus Silver Award) This is a panoramic tour of the deep night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical ... (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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The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain
John Kounios & Mark Beeman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068548.  Daedalus Item Code: 70999
 
Call it a moment of "Eureka!" or "Aha!" Creative insights, as psychological scientists term them, have variously conveyed a discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, ... (Read More)
 
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Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits
Emma Barrett & Paul Martin.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199668588.  Daedalus Item Code: 63877
 
While many of us might like to think that we could become astronauts or would climb Mount Everest if given the chance, the fact remains that such activities are exciting—and possible—for only a very ... (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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The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic that Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics
Stephen Coss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476783086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70611
 
In 1721, during the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history, Puritan preacher Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to try a radical procedure: making an incision in the arm of a healthy ... (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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