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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 Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin's Persecution of One of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Scientists
Peter Pringle.
Publisher: J.R.Books Ltd.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906217914.  Daedalus Item Code: 33919
 
The former Moscow bureau chief of London's Independent and the author of Food, Inc., Peter Pringle re-creates the extraordinary life and tragic end of a brilliant geneticist who fell ... (Read More)
 
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The Mystery of Metamorphosis: A Scientific Detective Story
Frank Ryan. Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan, foreword.
Publisher: Chelsea Green.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603583411.  Daedalus Item Code: 40073
 
Challenging some of the longest-held beliefs in evolution, some dating back to Darwin's time, virologist Frank Ryan delves into the mysteries of metamorphosis to rethink evolution as a nonlinear ... (Read More)
 
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A Natural History of Ourselves
Hannah Holmes.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848870406.  Daedalus Item Code: 32574
 
In this book—the UK edition of The Well-Dressed Ape—the author of Suburban Safari gives us a field guide to that most common yet elusive species, Homo sapiens. This unusual ... (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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On the Surface of Things: Images of the Extraordinary in Science
Felice Frankel & George M. Whitesides.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780674026889.  Daedalus Item Code: 40051
 
A research scientist at MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Felice Frankel is also a specialist in very close-up photography. In 58 large images she shows us the startling ... (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 Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
Laura J. Snyder.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780767930482.  Daedalus Item Code: 32592
 
An expert on Victorian science and culture and a past president of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, Fulbright scholar Laura Snyder here recounts the life and work ... (Read More)
 
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Poison: An Illustrated History
Joel Levy.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762770564.  Daedalus Item Code: 22938
 
Easy to obtain and administer, poisons are often hard to detect or trace. They can kill, but they can also smooth wrinkles, calm nerves, create inspiring visions, and cure illnesses. Indeed, says ... (Read More)
 
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Pox: An American History
Michael Willrich.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202865.  Daedalus Item Code: 34164
 
How far should the government go to protect us from peril? And what happens when the interests of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience? At the turn of the 20th ... (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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The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness
Oren Harman.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099531661.  Daedalus Item Code: 30403
 
When George Price died in January 1975, his funeral in London was attended by five homeless men. Alongside them were Bill Hamilton and John Maynard Smith, two distinguished British evolutionary ... (Read More)
 
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