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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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The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
Lydia V. Pyne & Stephen J. Pyne.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670023639.  Daedalus Item Code: 43874
 
Concluding a mere 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own; it was the era of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, ... (Read More)
 
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Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World
Stefan Klein. Shelley Frisch, trans.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820083.  Daedalus Item Code: 43414
 
"With my Leonardo library that would require a truck scale to weigh, how did I miss Ludovico Sforza using a remote mill in Mora Bassa for trysts with the Lady with Ermine? The answer: ... (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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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Thomas Maier.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465079995.  Daedalus Item Code: 41628
 
Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate for the purposes of scientific inquiry, William Masters and Virginia Johnson began their research partnership in the mid-1950s ... (Read More)
 
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The Math Handbook: Everyday Math Made Simple
Richard Elwes.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781848661653.  Daedalus Item Code: 50279
 
Does math intimidate you? The good news is that just a handful of central ideas and techniques can carry you a very long way. With straightforward diagrams and chapters on decimals, fractions, ... (Read More)
 
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Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art
Robert E. Greenspan.
Publisher: Ponteverde Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780972448604.  Daedalus Item Code: 42780
 
This magisterial history of medicine, dentistry, and even quackery is conveyed by physicians and their patients through anecdotes, letters, and art. The discipline's discoveries and controversies, as ... (Read More)
 
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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Dava Sobel.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802778949.  Daedalus Item Code: 41906
 
Early in the 16th century, Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus formulated a radical theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the cosmos, and that all of the planets, including our own, ... (Read More)
 
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