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Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem
Robert & Ellen Kaplan.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608193981.  Daedalus Item Code: 38262
 
"The Kaplans [authors of Out of the Labyrinth and The Art of the Infinite] collaborate for a fourth time on this historical and mathematical examination of the Pythagorean Theorem (a² + ... (Read More)
 
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Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the "God Particle"
Jim Baggott.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199603497.  Daedalus Item Code: 29575
 
The international effort to find the Higgs particle has involved the largest, most expensive lab experiment ever conducted—and one that may have yielded a brilliant success. What is this elusive ... (Read More)
 
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The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
Jim al-Khalili.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202797.  Daedalus Item Code: 31228
 
The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been obscured in the West, even though the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations preceded—and in many ways enabled—the European ... (Read More)
 
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How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks
Robin Dunbar.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571253425.  Daedalus Item Code: 32673
 
Why do men talk and women gossip, and which is better for you? When is it good to be tall and why is monogamy a drain on the brain? And why should you suspect someone who has more than 150 friends on ... (Read More)
 
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How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Paul Bloom.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847921437.  Daedalus Item Code: 32319
 
Some teenagers enjoy cutting themselves with razors; some men pay good money to be spanked by prostitutes; and some children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security ... (Read More)
 
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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
James Gleick.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375423727.  Daedalus Item Code: 36312
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) Since his National Book Award finalist Chaos and his Richard Feynman and Isaac Newton biographies (both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize), ... (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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Irrefutable Evidence: Adventures in the History of Forensic Science
Michael Kurland.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781566638036.  Daedalus Item Code: 33690
 
The rise of scientific thinking in finding, catching, and convicting criminals—and, just as important, freeing the innocent—has transformed society's assault on crime, argues two-time Edgar Award ... (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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Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 40629
 
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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