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The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476733500.  Daedalus Item Code: 69362
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) What becomes of being human when we learn to "read" and "write" our own genetic information? The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology: Volume II
Peter M. LeTourneau & Paul E. Olsen, eds.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780231126762.  Daedalus Item Code: 54807
 
Because the earth has dramatically reformed its landmasses over millions of years, rift basins—like the continental split of Pangea that eventually formed the Atlantic Ocean—are best studied not as ... (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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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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Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause
Louise Foxcroft.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847081711.  Daedalus Item Code: 60548
 
(Winner of the Longman-History Today Book Award in 2009) Meticulously researched and always entertaining, British medical historian Louise Foxcroft here traces the history of "the ... (Read More)
 
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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
Diane Ackerman.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755364985.  Daedalus Item Code: 62215
 
(Winner of the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize and the National Outdoor Book Award) For millennia, man has adapted to his environment; now, however, we force the plants, animals, and ... (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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In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics
Demetris Nicolaides.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615922253.  Daedalus Item Code: 60564
 
Why did the first scientific approach to understanding the world take place in Greece? Physicist Demetris Nicolaides posits that, aside from factors of geography and politics, the power of the Greek ... (Read More)
 
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Inventors and Inventions
Richard Fisher, introduction.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906155674.  Daedalus Item Code: 53153
 
Taking a refreshing look at the fascinating history of inventors and inventions, this encyclopedic, heavily illustrated book surveys a diverse list of inventions from their earliest manifestations ... (Read More)
 
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery into the Heart of Our World
David Whitehouse.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780297608806.  Daedalus Item Code: 62216
 
Nearly 3,000 kilometers below the Earth's surface, a sea of molten iron surrounds a solid core unattached to anything above. Even as astronomers peer into the remote reaches of space, the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Lab Girl
Hope Jahren.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101874936.  Daedalus Item Code: 69326
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) The recipient of three Fulbright Awards in geobiology and one of four scientists (and the only woman) to have been awarded both of the Young ... (Read More)
 
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A Life of Discovery: Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution
James Hamilton.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400060160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53365
 
Born at the turn of the 19th century, at the end of both the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, Michael Faraday was the son of a blacksmith and had a slim education, yet he was gifted with ... (Read More)
 
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