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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 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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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research
Marc Abrahams.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689316.  Daedalus Item Code: 41816
 
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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TIME For Kids: That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records!
Time Magazine Editors.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 41933
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 6 to 10 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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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
George Dyson.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375422775.  Daedalus Item Code: 41968
 
"It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence," 24-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In this history, George Dyson focuses on a small group of ... (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: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182317.  Daedalus Item Code: 41969
 
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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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Extraordinary True Stories Written by Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857520289.  Daedalus Item Code: 42654
 
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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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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The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
Jeff Wheelwright.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081916.  Daedalus Item Code: 38076
 
When a vibrant young Hispanic woman named Shonnie Medina inherits a breast-cancer mutation that is characteristic of Jews, it sparks a doctor's fascinating investigation of cultural history and the ... (Read More)
 
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The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself
Hannah Holmes.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400065417.  Daedalus Item Code: 21103
 
The author of The Secret Life of Dust and Suburban Safari here gives us a field guide to that most common yet elusive species, Homo sapiens. Hannah Holmes's The Well-Dressed ... (Read More)
 
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What If the Earth Had Two Moons?: And Nine Other Thought-Provoking Speculations on the Solar System
Neil F. Comins.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312673352.  Daedalus Item Code: 40734
 
Astrophysicist Neil Comins takes us on a fascinating ten-world journey to explore what our planet would be like under alternative astronomical conditions. In each case, the Earth would be a very ... (Read More)
 
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Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
James Le Fanu.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375421983.  Daedalus Item Code: 12145
 
The triumph of science in explaining man's unique place in the universe might seem almost complete. But in this lucid and provocative book, physician and columnist James Le Fanu describes how science ... (Read More)
 
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