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Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy
Thomas J. Schaeper.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300118421.  Daedalus Item Code: 32738
 
(A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011) Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Edward Bancroft moved to England in the 1760s and became a scientist and man of letters, elected to the ... (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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An Explorer's Notebook: Essays on Life, History, and Climate
Tim Flannery.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802122315.  Daedalus Item Code: 64251
 
The author of The Weather Makers and The Hidden Life of Trees, among several other books and more than 130 scientific papers, Tim Flannery has been credited with discovering more ... (Read More)
 
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Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind
Brian Clegg.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250019066.  Daedalus Item Code: 60802
 
We'd all love to have abilities like telepathy, telekinesis, and clairvoyance, notes physicist Brian Clegg—but is there any solid evidence to back up these talents, or are they nothing more than ... (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 Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos
Michael D. Lemonick.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065749.  Daedalus Item Code: 01954
 
Amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in 1781. Though he is still best known for this finding, his partnership with his sister Caroline ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs
David S. Barnes.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801883491.  Daedalus Item Code: 63237
 
Late in the summer of 1880, a wave of odors emanated from the sewers of Paris; as the stench lingered, outraged residents feared that the foul air would breed an epidemic. Some 15 years later—when ... (Read More)
 
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Hew, Screw & Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science
Marjorie Senechal.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199732593.  Daedalus Item Code: 43594
 
A protégé of Bertrand Russell and the first woman to receive a doctor of science degree from Oxford University, Dorothy Wrinch (1894–1976) made major contributions to mathematical physics, ... (Read More)
 
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Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen
Philip Ball.
Publisher: Chicago.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780226238890.  Daedalus Item Code: 61938
 
If offered the chance—by cloak, spell, or superpower—to be invisible, who wouldn't want to give it a try? We are drawn to the idea of stealthy voyeurism and the ability to conceal our own acts, but ... (Read More)
 
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Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547577678.  Daedalus Item Code: 52615
 
During an 1846 lecture tour in Boston, Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz decided to stay, eventually becoming the best-known American scientist of his era. Renowned for his pioneering studies of the ice ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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