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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Mario Livio.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439192375.  Daedalus Item Code: 61401
 
"Astrophysicist and award-winning author [Mario] Livio analyzes ruinous errors of five great scientific minds in the wake of their most prominent discoveries and how those errors have not only ... (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 Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes
Christopher Wills.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199584383.  Daedalus Item Code: 50933
 
Evolutionary biologist Christopher Wills—author of the The Runaway Brain and the Aventis Prize finalist Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution—here takes us on ... (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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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Paul Bogard.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182904.  Daedalus Item Code: 61633
 
(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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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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