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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 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
 
Over 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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The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body
Frances Ashcroft.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393078039.  Daedalus Item Code: 61188
 
What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions, ... (Read More)
 
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Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors: The Lives, Loves and Deaths of 30 Pioneers Who Changed the World
Jeremy Coller, with 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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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Mark Miodownik.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544236042.  Daedalus Item Code: 61127
 
Why is glass transparent? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that materials scientist and BBC presenter Mark Miodownik has spent his life ... (Read More)
 
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The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart
Stephen Amidon & Thomas Amidon.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609613792.  Daedalus Item Code: 61416
 
"As the body's main power source and traditionally presumed seat of emotions, the human heart has inspired more natural philosophy and literature than any other organ. The brothers and coauthors ... (Read More)
 
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182348.  Daedalus Item Code: 61011
 
The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... (Read More)
 
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This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, And Other WTF Research
Marc Abrahams.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689750.  Daedalus Item Code: 54610
 
Thinking seriously about outlandish problems has yielded significant advances in science—sometimes. Sometimes, not so much. Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the humorous science journal ... (Read More)
 
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