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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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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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Gray's Anatomy
Henry Gray. Henry Carter, illus. George Davidson, intro.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781782124269.  Daedalus Item Code: 52194
 
First published in 1858 as Henry Gray's Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical, the reference volume produced by surgeon Gray and illustrated by anatomist and artist Henry Vandyke Carter is the most ... (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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Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081572.  Daedalus Item Code: 54635
 
The irresistible, ever-curious Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we each carry around inside. The questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the ... (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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Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined
Mike Rigsby.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781556527791.  Daedalus Item Code: 61745
 
Create a Mona Lisa that smiles even wider when you approach it, or a Van Gogh portrait that follows you with its eyes. Learn how to build and record a talking alarm, or craft a talking ... (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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