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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
Joăo 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 Joăo Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry
Roger Watson & Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250009708.  Daedalus Item Code: 63378
 
During the 1830s, two very different men—English country gentleman Henry Fox Talbot and flamboyant French artist Louis Daguerre—labored to produce the world's first photograph, developing their own ... (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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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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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 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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Early Responses to the Periodic System
Masanori Kaji, Helge Kragh & Gábor Palló, eds.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780190200077.  Daedalus Item Code: 63926
 
While many historians have studied Dmitri Mendeleev's 1869 formulation of the periodic system, few have analyzed the ways in which the scientific community perceived and employed it. Taking an ... (Read More)
 
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Earth and Space NASA 2017 Wall Calendar: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
Nirmala Nataraj, text.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9781452152974.  Daedalus Item Code: 65705
 
Tour the universe and then come home again with this wall calendar of 13 stunningly beautiful images from NASA's archives. Here are photos of Earth from orbit, a remarkable color closeup of Pluto, ... (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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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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