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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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Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind
Brian Fagan.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190034.  Daedalus Item Code: 54032
The chief component of the Earth and the human body, water has been viewed in differing ways throughout history. The author of The Great Warming and Journey Through an Ancient Land ... (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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The First Inventions: Prehistory to 1200 BC
Christine Noble, series ed. Peter Lewis, trans.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780276445132.  Daedalus Item Code: 52398
From simple creations like bread and the knitting needle through such awe-inspiring constructions as Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, this book surveys the manifold inventions of humankind. ... (Read More)
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From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded
Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar. David Brill, photos.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743280648.  Daedalus Item Code: 50640
In 1974 paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson discovered "Lucy"—at more than three million years old the earliest skeleton of any erect-walking human yet known—in a remote region of Ethiopia, prompting ... (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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The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
Joan Roughgarden.
Publisher: California.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780520258266.  Daedalus Item Code: 24082
Are selfishness and individuality—rather than kindness and cooperation—basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these ... (Read More)
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The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong
David Shenk.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848312180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42706
The author of The Forgetting, Data Smog, and The Immortal Game, David Shenk here addresses the old saw that talent and ability—the "genius" of certain individuals for particular ... (Read More)
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416594796.  Daedalus Item Code: 52799
Evolution is accepted as fact by all reputable scientists and indeed by theologians, yet millions of people still question its veracity. Here the author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind ... (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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