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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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Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy
Andrew Taylor.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752459776.  Daedalus Item Code: 43021
 
In his uplifting tribute to the finest qualities of humankind, filled with amusing, occasionally astounding examples of kind and selfless acts from the worlds of sports, fashion, military, and daily ... (Read More)
 
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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa
Kenneth S. Broun.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199740222.  Daedalus Item Code: 34488
 
When South Africa's apartheid government charged the late Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death; the support that he and his ... (Read More)
 
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The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs
Bruce M. Hood.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061452659.  Daedalus Item Code: 44371
 
"Books disparaging religion ... have largely put the blame on culture for humanity's widespread unscientific beliefs. Yet what if the greatest influence on our supernatural convictions is the ... (Read More)
 
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See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses
Lawrence D. Rosenblum.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393067606.  Daedalus Item Code: 23902
 
In this revealing romp through the mysteries of human perception, psychologist Lawrence Rosenblum explores the astonishing abilities of the five senses—feats of which most of us are remarkably ... (Read More)
 
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The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood
Ralph Nader.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062210647.  Daedalus Item Code: 33557
 
The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic, Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town ... (Read More)
 
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A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves
Robert A. Burton.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250001856.  Daedalus Item Code: 44228
 
Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world’s greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a sound understanding of ... (Read More)
 
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Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas
Perry Anderson.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844671359.  Daedalus Item Code: 40702
 
Focusing on the range of contemporary ideas that run from conservative to liberal to radical conceptions of state and society, British historian and essayist Perry Anderson considers here the ... (Read More)
 
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Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151012794.  Daedalus Item Code: 43266
 
Roughly 400 times per day, people around us try to persuade or influence us in their favor. Psychologist Kevin Dutton introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—advertisers, con men, ... (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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