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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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Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Richard Wiseman.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330448116.  Daedalus Item Code: 42881
 
Also the author of The Luck Factor, Paranormality, and Did You Spot the Gorilla?, Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology, and has ... (Read More)
 
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Saving Homewaters: The Story of Montana's Streams and Rivers
Gordon Sullivan.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780881506792.  Daedalus Item Code: 31415
 
In his account of Montana's remarkable efforts to save its trout streams and rivers from mismanagement and neglect, outdoorsman and photographer Gordon Sullivan describes how many of Montana's rivers ... (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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Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World
Marlene Zuk.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151013739.  Daedalus Item Code: 34131
 
"People have strong feelings about insects, and most of those feelings are negative," comments biologist Marlene Zuk, who attempts to find out what makes insects special, and perhaps more akin to ... (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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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (Read More)
 
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Sneaky Science Tricks
Cy Tymony.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740773983.  Daedalus Item Code: 40947
 
Since grade school, inventor and slightly mad scientist Cy Tymony has been finding innovative ways to use common items—a talent that naturally led to his Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things series of ... (Read More)
 
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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Hali Felt.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805092158.  Daedalus Item Code: 41686
 
Her maps of the world's ocean floors have been deemed one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography, yet no one knows her name. Before Marie Tharp (1920–2006) began interpreting ... (Read More)
 
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