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Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
Stanislas Dehaene.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021109.  Daedalus Item Code: 21523
 
How can a few black marks on a white page evoke an entire universe of sounds and meanings? French scientist Stanislas Dehaene, a world authority on the cognitive neuroscience of language and number ... (Read More)
 
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Saving Homewaters: The Story of Montana's Streams and Rivers
Gordon Sullivan.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780881506792.  Daedalus Item Code: 31415
 
In his account of Montana's remarkable efforts to save its trout streams and rivers from mismanagement and neglect, outdoorsman and photographer Gordon Sullivan describes how many of Montana's rivers ... (Read More)
 
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Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World
Marlene Zuk.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151013739.  Daedalus Item Code: 34131
 
"People have strong feelings about insects, and most of those feelings are negative," comments biologist Marlene Zuk, who attempts to find out what makes insects special, and perhaps more akin to ... (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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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (Read More)
 
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Sneaky Science Tricks
Cy Tymony.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740773983.  Daedalus Item Code: 40947
 
Since grade school, inventor and slightly mad scientist Cy Tymony has been finding innovative ways to use common items—a talent that naturally led to his Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things series of ... (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 began interpreting sounding data ... (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 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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Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
Amir D. Aczel.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230613744.  Daedalus Item Code: 32001
 
Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, has an atomic nucleus so heavy that it is highly unstable, and if broken apart it unleashes the tremendous energy that holds atoms together. Here ... (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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Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian
Chet Raymo.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802714947.  Daedalus Item Code: 31928
 
As he did in An Intimate Look at the Night Sky and The Path, astronomer and physicist Chet Raymo makes this exploration of the prime meridian—the line of zero longitude and the standard ... (Read More)
 
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