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Social/Behavioral/Political Sciences
The Devil's Rooming House: The True Story of America's Deadliest Female Serial Killer
M. William Phelps.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599216010.  Daedalus Item Code: 62338
Even as a 1911 heat wave killed more than 2,000 people throughout New England, a reporter noticed a sharp rise in the number of obituaries for residents of a rooming house in Windsor, Connecticut, ... (Read More)
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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Katy Butler.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451641981.  Daedalus Item Code: 62644
(Books for a Better Life Award Winner and a Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) In one of the most talked-about books of 2013, Katy Butler—a science writer as well as a lay-ordained ... (Read More)
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62804
(Winner of the National Book Award, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, Helen Bernstein Book Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and named one of the Ten Best Books of 2012 by the New York ... (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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The Puzzle: Exploring the Evolutionary Puzzle of Male Homosexuality
Louis A. Berman.
Publisher: Godot Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780972301312.  Daedalus Item Code: 62218
A former professor of psychology and a counseling psychologist, Louis Berman here explores the Darwinian implications of homosexuality, offering a broad-based look at the apparent paradox of a ... (Read More)
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Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt
Marni Jackson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747565581.  Daedalus Item Code: 63078
Why is pain so poorly understood? Why do we still distinguish between mental pain and physical pain, when pain is always an emotional experience? And if pain is the reason why most people visit the ... (Read More)
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Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World
Daniel Hannan.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062231734.  Daedalus Item Code: 63411
By the 10th century, some thousand years ahead of most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were beginning to define themselves by inherited common-law rights. British politician ... (Read More)
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Economics in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
Niall Kishtainy.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623653354.  Daedalus Item Code: 63104
Exploring such fundamental ideas as the role of money and how the stock market works, as well as subjects that are increasingly important to us today—unemployment, government debt, and corporate tax ... (Read More)
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The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
Will Storr.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330535861.  Daedalus Item Code: 61290
Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them? Journalist Will Storr has traveled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order ... (Read More)
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The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor
Sharon M. Kaye, ed.
Publisher: Open Court.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812696875.  Daedalus Item Code: 61607
This book, part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series (in which scholars introduce authentic philosophical thought through famous voices in entertainment) is full of philosophical chutzpah ... (Read More)
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