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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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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
Vlatko Vedral.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199695744.  Daedalus Item Code: 50934
For a physicist, all the world is information. The universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information; we are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic ... (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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E=MC2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall, and Gold Balls Go Awry
Jeff Stewart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606521670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53952
Why don't heavier objects fall faster? Why do we feel as though we have more energy when we're sitting upstairs? Is time travel possible? And what happened to the poor cat in Schrödinger's ... (Read More)
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439170915.  Daedalus Item Code: 53098
(Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction) Cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee here gives us a profoundly humane "biography" of the disease, from its first documented ... (Read More)
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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and 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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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
Lester R. Brown.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344158.  Daedalus Item Code: 29349
Food is the new oil, says Lester Brown; and land is the new gold. The author of the Plan B series of books, the president of the Earth Policy Institute, and "one of the pioneers and heroes of global ... (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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Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind
Dan Ch. Christensen.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199669264.  Daedalus Item Code: 51803
Though his name is little known here, Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted (1777–1851) was instrumental to modern physics and technology. He brought Kant's metaphysics to fruition, and his 1820 ... (Read More)
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Hew, Screw, and 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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Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem
Robert Kaplan & Ellen Kaplan.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596915220.  Daedalus Item Code: 53214
"The Kaplans [authors of Out of the Labyrinth and The Art of the Infinite] collaborate for a fourth time on this historical and mathematical examination of the Pythagorean Theorem (a² + ... (Read More)
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Hitler's Gift: The True Story of the Scientists Expelled by the Nazi Regime
Jean Medawar & David Pyke.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457094.  Daedalus Item Code: 53994
Between 1901 and 1932, Germany won a third of all the Nobel Prizes for science. But with Hitler's rise to power and the introduction of racial law—beginning with the exclusion of all Jews from state ... (Read More)
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