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E=mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall & Golf Balls Go Awry
Jeff Stewart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606521670.  Daedalus Item Code: 40862
 
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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The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition
Dan Hofstadter.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066500.  Daedalus Item Code: 01944
 
Galileo was 69 years old and the most venerated scientist in Italy when he was put on trial for heresy in 1633. Although subscribing to an anti-literalist view of the Bible—as per Saint ... (Read More)
 
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Earth on Fire: How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet
Angelika Jung-Huttl. Bernhard Edmaier, photog.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714857008.  Daedalus Item Code: 23816
 
This stunning collection of photographs showcases some of the world's most dramatic and beautiful volcanic landscapes. Along with geothermal regions in Europe, the Americas, Africa, New Zealand, the ... (Read More)
 
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Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day
Jamie Buchan.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606521342.  Daedalus Item Code: 40649
 
Have you ever wondered what makes "seventh heaven" and "cloud nine" so blissful and the number 13 so unlucky? Jamie Buchan offers the "4-1-1" on the origins of numerical expressions and the ... (Read More)
 
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Einstein: The Life of a Genius: With Rare Facsimile Documents and Memorabilia
Walter Isaacson.
Publisher: Collins Design.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780061893896.  Daedalus Item Code: 36277
 
From his remarkable theories of relativity and his famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of ... (Read More)
 
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Publisher: HarperCollins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439107959.  Daedalus Item Code: 40793
 
(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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Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science
Michael Brooks.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590208540.  Daedalus Item Code: 33043
 
In this startling exploration of the secret side of scientific discovery, the author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense shows how scientists have perpetrated the most successful cover-up of ... (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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Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
Tim Flannery.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802119766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41080
 
Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, the paleontologist and environmentalist who wrote The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers here offers a fascinating and ... (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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