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The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest
Penelope A. Lewis.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230107595.  Daedalus Item Code: 63441
 
Science has uncovered many ways our own brains trip us up, from their propensity toward irrational thought to intuitions that deceive us. Yet there is new research on sleep, notes neuroscientist ... (Read More)
 
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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
Deborah Halber.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451657586.  Daedalus Item Code: 61340
 
In America today, upwards of 40,000 people are dead and unaccounted for. The bodies of these children, spouses, siblings, and friends are stored in the back rooms of coroner's facilities and county ... (Read More)
 
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
 
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (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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The Tastemaker: Carl van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America
Edward White.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374201579.  Daedalus Item Code: 54557
 
One of the early 20th century's most influential cultural impresarios, Carl Van Vechten was a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer who captured the era's icons, and a ... (Read More)
 
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Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat
John McQuaid.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451685008.  Daedalus Item Code: 53062
 
Taste has long been considered the most basic of the five senses because its principal mission is simply to discern food from everything else. Yet taste is really the most complex and subtle sense, ... (Read More)
 
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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Carlos Castaneda.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781405921398.  Daedalus Item Code: 62453
 
In 1960 Carlos Castaneda first met don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian feared and avoided by many in the American Southwest region because of his reputation for possessing unnatural powers. Over the next ... (Read More)
 
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Trying Not to Try: The Art of Effortlessness and the Power of Spontaneity
Edward Slingerland.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857863485.  Daedalus Item Code: 62981
 
(Named a Best Book of 2014 by London's Guardian and BrainPickings.org) Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting, or to be charming and relaxed on a first ... (Read More)
 
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War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures and Debt
Kwasi Kwarteng.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408848159.  Daedalus Item Code: 53894
 
At the dawn of the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World; the vast quantities of gold and silver they found and took would make Spain rich, yet the new wealth was plunged into ... (Read More)
 
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The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting: Ageing Without Growing Old
Marie de Hennezel. Sue Dyson, trans.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781905744848.  Daedalus Item Code: 63833
 
The inevitable aging process does not have to condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation, or dependency, assures psychologist and psychotherapist Marie de Hennezel. An authority on the end of ... (Read More)
 
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When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner.
Publisher: William Morrow/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062385321.  Daedalus Item Code: 63291
 
Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Since 2005, Freakonomics authors Steven Levitt and ... (Read More)
 
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White Shotgun: The Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
Attilio Bolzoni. Shaun Whiteside, trans.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330528214.  Daedalus Item Code: 54843
 
For more than 30 years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra, and in this anthology he compiles interviews, court proceedings, and ... (Read More)
 
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