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From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded
Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar. David Brill, photos.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743280648.  Daedalus Item Code: 50640
In 1974 paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson discovered "Lucy"—at more than three million years old the earliest skeleton of any erect-walking human yet known—in a remote region of Ethiopia, prompting ... (Read More)
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Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Brooke Holmes.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380835.  Daedalus Item Code: 43584
Gender has now become a pervasive topic in the humanities and social sciences, posits classics scholar Brooke Holmes. Yet despite its familiarity within universities and colleges, some have argued ... (Read More)
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The Good Rat: A True Story
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060856694.  Daedalus Item Code: 51309
In a history every bit as compelling as The Godfather, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Branch Rickey and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight gives us a look through the ... (Read More)
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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Sylvia Nasar.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780684872988.  Daedalus Item Code: 23934
In this sweeping narrative, the author of A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through the past two centuries with men and women whose work has affected the lives of virtually everyone on ... (Read More)
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The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Shimon Edelman.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465022243.  Daedalus Item Code: 43871
When fishing for happiness, catch and release, says psychology professor Shimon Edelman. Also the author of Computing the Mind and Representation and Recognition in Vision, Edelman ... (Read More)
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Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476751443.  Daedalus Item Code: 49428
In the aftermath of her 2008 run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to representing New York in the U.S. Senate. To her surprise, the newly ... (Read More)
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Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
William J. Mann.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544104464.  Daedalus Item Code: 43547
In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a 17-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took ... (Read More)
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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (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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Inside MAD: The "Usual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs
Judd Apatow, intro. John Ficarra, ed. Patricia Dwyer, designer.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618930897.  Daedalus Item Code: 50452
Some may have assumed that anyone who wasted their formative years reading MAD magazine must have wound up as a complete failure in life. As it turns out, some of the venerable periodical's ... (Read More)
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Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life
Joshua Rubenstein.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300137248.  Daedalus Item Code: 51992
Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine in 1879, Leon Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. Joshua Rubenstein, a ... (Read More)
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The Lexicon of Real American Food
Jane & Michael Stern.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760947.  Daedalus Item Code: 32928
This tasty addition to the Roadfood reading list will make you hungry, and serve you a side dish of wanderlust. James Beard Award–winning Gourmet columnists Jane and Michael Stern have ... (Read More)
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