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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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Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
Gretchen Rubin.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307886781.  Daedalus Item Code: 29501
 
As she did in The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin here embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. It began one Sunday afternoon as she unloaded the dishwasher and felt a wave of ... (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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Jung: A Journey of Transformation
Vivianne Crowley.
Publisher: Quest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780835607827.  Daedalus Item Code: 40816
 
Perhaps the most influential psychologist of the 20th century, Carl Jung's ideas shape the way we think about ourselves and the ways we relate to each other. He gives us concepts we use everyday to ... (Read More)
 
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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Ballantine/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607514442.  Daedalus Item Code: 50614
 
The author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky here turns his attention to a disappearing way of life—fishing—and how it has defined one particular town for ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
Nicholas Ostler.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31932
 
The author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler here portrays English as the last in a long line of lingua ... (Read More)
 
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