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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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How to Solve the Da Vinci Code: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Mathematics
Richard Elwes.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857388384.  Daedalus Item Code: 53285
 
Is mathematics a subject you avoid at all costs—terrifying, mystifying, and boring in equal measure? Forget about the equations you tried to solve at school; British science writer and mathematician ... (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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The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next
Steven Johnson, ed.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594485589.  Daedalus Item Code: 23388
 
The author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, and Everything Bad Is Good For You, Internet pioneer Steven Johnson provides this essential book for anyone ... (Read More)
 
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Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind
Emily Anthes & Scientific American. Steve Mirsky, foreword.
Publisher: St. Martins/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312386382.  Daedalus Item Code: 12972
 
Science journalist Emily Anthes takes a fantastic voyage through the whorls and curves of the human brain, surveying everything from how quickly you can possibly think (and that left-handed people ... (Read More)
 
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The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Wendy Moore.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767916530.  Daedalus Item Code: 42900
 
In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, pioneering surgeon John Hunter was an innovator and an eccentric. Wendy Moore gives us a man who ... (Read More)
 
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Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Solar System
Richard Corfield.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465028511.  Daedalus Item Code: 53228
 
In this grand tour of our dynamic and endlessly revealing astronomical backyard, astronomer Richard Corfield describes a scientific field in the midst of a revolution. Planetary science was mainly a ... (Read More)
 
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Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality
Jonathan Weiner.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060765361.  Daedalus Item Code: 13799
 
Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer Jonathan Weiner offers this fast-paced and astonishing scientific adventure story: has the long-sought secret of eternal youth at last been found? In the 20th ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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Mapping the Universe: The Interactive History of Astronomy
Paul Murdin.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847329158.  Daedalus Item Code: 51736
 
From the earliest beginnings of our species, the night sky has been a source of wonder and inspiration. This lavishly illustrated volume traces our quest to understand the universe from the Stone Age ... (Read More)
 
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