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A Life of Discovery: Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution
James Hamilton.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400060160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53365
 
Born at the turn of the 19th century, at the end of both the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, Michael Faraday was the son of a blacksmith and had a slim education, yet he was gifted with ... (Read More)
 
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The Marvelous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique
Arthur W. Staats.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616145972.  Daedalus Item Code: 51321
 
What makes us human? Though researchers have long focused on inherited traits as explanations for human behavior, particularly in light of human genome research, psychologist Arthur Staats thinks ... (Read More)
 
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Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 51932
 
Don't you wish now that you'd paid more attention in math class? Particularly when you're trying to calculate a fair tip or the discounted price on a new washer and dryer, or compute the odds that ... (Read More)
 
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The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
Brian Christian.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533065.  Daedalus Item Code: 33389
 
From his experiences preparing for the 2009 Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against humans in a competition to determine whether or not a computer can "think," Brian ... (Read More)
 
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The New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age
Patrick Moore & Pete Lawrence. Brian May, foreword.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781780970646.  Daedalus Item Code: 51743
 
While stargazing was once a pastime for gentlemen scholars, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software now make it possible for anyone to explore the heavens. Packed with color photographs and ... (Read More)
 
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Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry
Tom Burns.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144653.  Daedalus Item Code: 51224
 
For good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, criticized on the one hand as an instrument of social control or as a barbaric practice, while on the other trumpeted as the latest ... (Read More)
 
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Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical
Gregory Chaitin.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375423147.  Daedalus Item Code: 41988
 
The long-standing received wisdom among most scientists is that the earth's life forms evolved by blind chance. But can Darwin's theory function on a purely mathematical level? Has there been enough ... (Read More)
 
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Schoolboy Science Remembered
Keith Souter. Andrew James, illus.
Publisher: Remember When.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844680979.  Daedalus Item Code: 42028
 
Want to make your own kaleidoscope, radio, or battery using common household items? Interested in using moth balls to make a self-propelled boat? Can an umbrella really be fashioned into a ... (Read More)
 
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Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth: A Celebration of Scientific Eccentricity and Self-Experimentation
Trevor Norton.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982540.  Daedalus Item Code: 22154
 
"Never experiment on an animal if a man will do" and "never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn't do yourself" were two pieces of advice that J.B.S. "Jack" Haldane (1892–1964) offered to ... (Read More)
 
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Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors: The Lives, Loves and Deaths of 30 Pioneers Who Changed the World
Jeremy Coller, with Christine Chamberlain.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781590202692.  Daedalus Item Code: 40926
 
An influential and innovative figure in the world of private equity, British financier Jeremy Coller understands that it takes more than a great idea to bring about a new invention; failure usually ... (Read More)
 
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Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151012794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52617
 
Roughly 400 times per day, people around us try to persuade or influence us in their favor. Psychologist Kevin Dutton introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—advertisers, con men, ... (Read More)
 
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Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages
Nathan Belofsky.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399159954.  Daedalus Item Code: 54298
 
Also the author of The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities, Nathan Belofsky here examines the practice of medicine through the ages, highlighting the most dubious ideas, bizarre ... (Read More)
 
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