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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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Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present
Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing & Robert Mladinich.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316391238.  Daedalus Item Code: 69445
Compulsively fascinating, this oversized album revisits the most notorious crimes in New York City's history. NYPD lieutenant Bernard Whalen, former detective Robert Mladinich, and New York crime ... (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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Wild Men: Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America
Douglas Cazaux Sackman.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195178531.  Daedalus Item Code: 61717
When a lone Native American named Ishi came out of hiding in the wild in 1911, he was whisked away to San Francisco to meet Alfred Kroeber, a founder of American anthropology. When Kroeber and Ishi ... (Read More)
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The World America Made
Robert Kagan.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307961310.  Daedalus Item Code: 43148
Is America really in decline? What would the world look like if America turned away from its role as a global leader to focus all of its energies on solving problems at home? The author of ... (Read More)
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