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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Ian Stewart.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847247681.  Daedalus Item Code: 52378
Who invented zero? How can imaginary numbers stop skyscrapers from falling over? Where do parallel lines meet? And when did you use abstract algebra today? (No really, you did.) Beginning with the ... (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: 100 Ideas that Changed the World
Richard Lacayo, ed.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603201704.  Daedalus Item Code: 52096
From Galileo's telescopes to Henry Ford's assembly line, and from Hammurabi's Code of Law to the World Wide Web, this book surveys mankind's most momentous inventions, ideas, and discoveries. ... (Read More)
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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Oliver Sacks.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375704048.  Daedalus Item Code: 54039
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) Scientist and storyteller Oliver Sacks evokes the wartime England of his childhood in this memoir, in which he reveals how his early ... (Read More)
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The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
Neil Shubin.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378439.  Daedalus Item Code: 51273
During the past 13.7 (or so) billion years since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died, and our planet congealed from the matter in space; mountains, seas, and entire ... (Read More)
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A User's Guide to Thought and 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 Extraordinary True Stories As Written By Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Black Swan Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780552777513.  Daedalus Item Code: 53306
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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What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
Marcus Chown.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571278398.  Daedalus Item Code: 52865
How does the brain work? Does time really exist? Why is there something rather than nothing? Covering topics that range from evolution to capitalism, and from sex to quantum theory, the bestselling ... (Read More)
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What about Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World
Thomas F. Glick.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801894626.  Daedalus Item Code: 44273
Over the past 160 years, Charles Darwin and his revolutionary ideas have inspired commentary all over the world. In this unique and wide-ranging collection, Darwin scholar Thomas Glick gathers ... (Read More)
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Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476727257.  Daedalus Item Code: 53068
Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Judy Melinek arranged for her husband T.J. Mitchell to take over the main parenting duties for their toddler son while she began her ... (Read More)
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