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Numbers: The Universal Language
Denis Guedj. Lory Frankel, trans.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300800.  Daedalus Item Code: 50237
 
Even for those whose palms sweat when confronted with mathematics, numbers themselves—and what they imply and signify—remain fascinating. Who first invented them? How old are they, and how did they ... (Read More)
 
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The Numerati
Stephen Baker.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247939.  Daedalus Item Code: 34240
 
Every day we produce loads of data about ourselves when we click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic tollbooths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Marketers and ... (Read More)
 
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One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
David Berlinski.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375423338.  Daedalus Item Code: 32596
 
What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? In his latest foray into the inner world of mathematics, the author of ... (Read More)
 
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The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544112438.  Daedalus Item Code: 51437
 
During the economic meltdown of 2008, many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street were baffled when their abstract concepts failed in practice. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris ... (Read More)
 
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Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
Charles Fernyhough.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062237897.  Daedalus Item Code: 44365
 
How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened? How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently? Does your memory really get worse as you get ... (Read More)
 
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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain
Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605422.  Daedalus Item Code: 50952
 
Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... (Read More)
 
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Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
Amir D. Aczel.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307591678.  Daedalus Item Code: 23528
 
The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most powerful machine ever built—a 16.5-mile circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, lined with superconducting magnets and designed to ... (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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Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science & Reality
Adam Bly, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061836541.  Daedalus Item Code: 51057
 
Today, science is culture, notes the founding editor of Seed magazine. As global issues like energy and health become increasingly interconnected, and as our curiosity about such knowledge as ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind
Barbara Strauch.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143118879.  Daedalus Item Code: 43464
 
For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, and depression. But as Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer ... (Read More)
 
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Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution
Robyn Arianrhod.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199931613.  Daedalus Item Code: 43613
 
Two remarkable women, living in different countries almost a century apart, were united by their embrace of Newtonian physics. In her fascinating double biography, Robyn Arianrhod—the author of ... (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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