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Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt
Marni Jackson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747565581.  Daedalus Item Code: 63078
Why is pain so poorly understood? Why do we still distinguish between mental pain and physical pain, when pain is always an emotional experience? And if pain is the reason why most people visit the ... (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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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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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
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The Psychedelic Reader: Classic Selections from The Psychedelic Review: The Revolutionary 1960s Forum of Psychopharmacological Substances
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner & Gunther M. Weil, eds. Erik Davis, intro.
Publisher: Citadel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780806514512.  Daedalus Item Code: 60989
More than half a century ago, a Swiss chemist inadvertently ingested the experimental compound LSD; subsequently, the first proponents of psychedelics were scientists who fully expected the radically ... (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 Science of the Oven
Hervé This. Jody Gladding, trans.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231147064.  Daedalus Item Code: 54823
Mayonnaise "takes" when its constituent liquids form a semisolid consistency; eggs, which begin as liquid, become solid as they are heated (unlike most solids, which melt); and when meat is roasted, ... (Read More)
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Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales
Len Fisher.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457421.  Daedalus Item Code: 52150
Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and author of How to Dunk a Doughnut, Len Fisher shows how science can take a path through the strange and the ridiculous to discover that nature often ... (Read More)
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Secrets of Infinity: 150 Answers to an Enigma
Antonio Lamúa, ed.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852198.  Daedalus Item Code: 63862
Infinity has been a powerful idea throughout human history, not merely as a mathematical concept or a metaphysical one, but in a multitude of contexts. In this engaging book of short, beautifully ... (Read More)
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli. Simon Carnell & Erica Segre, trans.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399184413.  Daedalus Item Code: 69360
In this slim book about the joy of discovery, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli brings a playful and entertaining touch to some mind-bending aspects of modern physics, offering surprisingly ... (Read More)
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The Stardust Revolution: The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars
Jacob Berkowitz.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616145491.  Daedalus Item Code: 62330
Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos. The first was the Copernican, which demoted Earth from the center of the universe, followed by the Darwinian, which ... (Read More)
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