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On Balance
Adam Phillips.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374212575.  Daedalus Item Code: 21710
 
"Balancing acts," writes Adam Phillips, "are entertaining because they are risky, but there are situations in which it is more dangerous to keep your balance than to lose it." In these exhilarating ... (Read More)
 
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The Orgasm Answer Guide
Barry R. Komisaruk, Beverly Whipple, Sara Nasserzadeh & Calos Beyer-Flores.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801893964.  Daedalus Item Code: 34401
 
Can an orgasm cause a heart attack? What is the G spot? How can I tell whether my partner is faking an orgasm? These and 77 other questions are answered by a panel of sexuality experts, covering the ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit
Carol Baxter.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780742434.  Daedalus Item Code: 43737
 
A sincere Quaker if a sinning one, John Tawell had been convicted of forgery and transported to Sydney; he returned to England a wealthy man, having become Australia's first pharmacist, though he ... (Read More)
 
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The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547317274.  Daedalus Item Code: 43552
 
During the economic meltdown of 2008, many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street were baffled when their abstract concepts failed in practice. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris ... (Read More)
 
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Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
Charles Fernyhough.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062237897.  Daedalus Item Code: 44365
 
How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened? How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently? Does your memory really get worse as you get ... (Read More)
 
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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
 
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (Read More)
 
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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Jeffrey D. Sachs.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980462.  Daedalus Item Code: 42324
 
(Named One of the Best Books of the Year by the London Guardian and Publishers Weekly) Jeffrey Sachs's 2011 follow-up to The End of Poverty and Common Wealth is an ... (Read More)
 
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Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain
Neil R. Storey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752452692.  Daedalus Item Code: 23165
 
Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this is an illustrated tour of the Victorian prison system and the daily experiences of those on both sides of the bars, including food, divine service, ... (Read More)
 
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307352156.  Daedalus Item Code: 49191
 
(2012 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Nonfiction; O, The Oprah Magazine 10 Favorite Books of 2012; Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012; Fast Company #1 ... (Read More)
 
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Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Richard Wiseman.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330448116.  Daedalus Item Code: 42881
 
Also the author of The Luck Factor, Paranormality, and Did You Spot the Gorilla?, Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology, and has ... (Read More)
 
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The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs
Ralph Steadman.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848876750.  Daedalus Item Code: 32858
 
The creator of the distinctive labels for Flying Dog Brewery (as well as the favorite illustrator of Hunter S. Thompson), Ralph Steadman is both a longtime dog lover and a longtime dog drawer, ... (Read More)
 
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