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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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The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547317274.  Daedalus Item Code: 43552
 
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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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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Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Chemistry
Hannah Holmes.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068401.  Daedalus Item Code: 33394
 
It's the most fundamental of human questions—Who are you? As a highly social species, humans have to navigate among an astonishing variety of personalities. But how did all these different ... (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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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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The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs
Bruce M. Hood.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061452659.  Daedalus Item Code: 44371
 
"Books disparaging religion ... have largely put the blame on culture for humanity's widespread unscientific beliefs. Yet what if the greatest influence on our supernatural convictions is the ... (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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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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