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The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs
David S. Barnes.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801883491.  Daedalus Item Code: 63237
 
Late in the summer of 1880, a wave of odors emanated from the sewers of Paris; as the stench lingered, outraged residents feared that the foul air would breed an epidemic. Some 15 years later—when ... (Read More)
 
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The Handy Biology Answer Book: Second Edition
Patricia Barnes-Svarney & Thomas E. Svarney.
Publisher: Visible Ink.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781578594900.  Daedalus Item Code: 64667
 
What is social Darwinism? Is IQ genetically controlled? Do animals commit murder? How did DNA evidence help prove that the body of King Richard III had been found? Through 1300 questions and answers, ... (Read More)
 
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Hans Christian Řrsted: 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 Řrsted (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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Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
Bill Streever.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316105323.  Daedalus Item Code: 62642
 
(Winner of a 2014 Nautilus Silver Award) The author of the hugely popular science book Cold here offers a heated companion volume. Bill Streever tours the blisteringly hot regions of ... (Read More)
 
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Margot Lee Shetterly.
Publisher: Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062363602.  Daedalus Item Code: 79065
 
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, even before John Glenn orbited the earth, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding ... (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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How to Build a Brain: A Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition
Chris Eliasmith.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199794546.  Daedalus Item Code: 63906
 
One goal of researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence is to build theoretical models that are able to explain the flexibility and adaptiveness of biological systems. The ... (Read More)
 
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World
Steven Johnson.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846148538.  Daedalus Item Code: 61510
 
How did refrigeration help create the golden age of Hollywood? How did flash photography help shift public opinion on the plight of New York's poorest inhabitants and bring about social reform? 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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The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution
Clive Finlayson.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199658794.  Daedalus Item Code: 63908
 
A noted expert on Neanderthals (having long excavated at their final stand in Gibraltar) and the author of The Humans Who Went Extinct, paleoanthropologist Clive Finlayson here takes an ... (Read More)
 
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Legacy of Luoshu: The 4,000 Year Search for the Meaning of the Magic Square of Order Three
Frank J. Swetz.
Publisher: Open Court.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812694482.  Daedalus Item Code: 63316
 
A cultural artifact and spiritual symbol as well as a mathematical expression, the Luoshu, or magic square, is an arrangement of nine numbers (with none duplicated) in which the rows, columns, ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side
Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa & Mary Virginia Orna.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199383344.  Daedalus Item Code: 63909
 
The periodic table of elements hasn't always been a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number; in the mid-19th century chemists believed that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. As ... (Read More)
 
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