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The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction
Nate Silver.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846147524.  Daedalus Item Code: 50760
 
Statistician Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball players' performances (PECOTA) and became a national sensation as a political blogger at FiveThirtyEight.com, where he ... (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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Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors: The Lives, Loves and Deaths of 30 Pioneers Who Changed the World
Jeremy Coller & Christine Chamberlain.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781590202692.  Daedalus Item Code: 40926
 
An influential and innovative figure in the world of private equity, British financier Jeremy Coller understands that it takes more than a great idea to bring about a new invention; failure usually ... (Read More)
 
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The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape
Claire Barratt & Ian Whitelaw.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781554077083.  Daedalus Item Code: 44247
 
This illustrated field guide to the structures that keeps our cities and towns working describes urban engineering, how it works, and why it is there. More than 300 photos and annotated diagrams ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Astronomy: From Babylonian Stargazers to the Search for the Big Bang
Peter Aughton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857385987.  Daedalus Item Code: 34432
 
From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Stephen Hawking's research into black holes, the author of The Transit of Venus charts the discoveries ... (Read More)
 
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Subliminal: The Revolution of the New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us about Ourselves
Leonard Mlodinow.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846145964.  Daedalus Item Code: 43172
 
Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip the waiter, family relationships—all of our judgments and perceptions—reflect the workings of our mind on two levels, the conscious, of which we are ... (Read More)
 
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A Tale of Seven Elements
Eric Scerri. Oliver Sacks, preface.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195391312.  Daedalus Item Code: 50876
 
(One of New Scientist's Best Books of 2013) The author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, as well as the founder and editor-in-chief of the international ... (Read More)
 
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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
 
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (Read More)
 
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TIME For Kids—That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records
Nellie Gonzalez Cutler & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 50469
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 8 to 12 is stuffed with fascinating facts, amazing animals, and superlatives around the world and in outer space. Here you'll find extreme ... (Read More)
 
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A User's Guide to Thought & Meaning
Ray Jackendoff.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199693207.  Daedalus Item Code: 50957
 
The author of the groundbreaking Foundations of Language and the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, Ray Jackendoff here presents a radically new theory of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316182331.  Daedalus Item Code: 38556
 
In The Disappearing Spoon, science writer Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table; here he explores the wonders of the genetic building blocks of life, DNA. There are genes to ... (Read More)
 
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