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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847089007.  Daedalus Item Code: 71402
 
In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... (Read More)
 
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Alex Through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
Alex Bellos.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408817773.  Daedalus Item Code: 71413
 
In this follow-up to his Samuel Johnson Prize finalist Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Bellos somehow manages to turn the subject of math into something—dare we say it?—irresistibly ... (Read More)
 
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All the Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds—Mathematics in the World of Sports
Joel Levy.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770851962.  Daedalus Item Code: 63857
 
Putting the physics in physical sports, this highly visual book shows why top competitors have a natural gift for math. In fact, numbers—the trajectory of a golf ball, the gear ratios of a Formula 1 ... (Read More)
 
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Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution
Francisco J. Ayala.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801897542.  Daedalus Item Code: 44272
 
Despite the vocal controversy in American media, in which tradition often seems more significant than fact, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. Here evolutionary biologist Francisco ... (Read More)
 
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393609394.  Daedalus Item Code: 79697
 
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through such mind-expanding questions than astrophysicist Neil ... (Read More)
 
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A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design
Frank Wilczek.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205262.  Daedalus Item Code: 72079
 
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists have long pondered this question, and here Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek embarks on an illustrated voyage of related discoveries ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever
Adam Leith Gollner.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439109434.  Daedalus Item Code: 73354
 
Mankind has always sought to cheat aging and death, and here the author of The Fruit Hunters brings us into the world of people whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. From a Jesuit ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures
Lesley Alderman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062074188.  Daedalus Item Code: 51651
 
Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies
Adolf Grünbaum.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199989928.  Daedalus Item Code: 50818
 
One of the giants of 20th-century philosophy of science, Adolf Grünbaum is the author of 15 books, including this collection of his papers and lectures, part of a three-volume series. The essays here ... (Read More)
 
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Darwin's Garden: Down House & the Origin of Species
Michael Boulter.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582435589.  Daedalus Item Code: 72312
 
For almost 20 years, Charles Darwin used his garden at Down House as a laboratory: In the orchard, he conducted experiments on pollination; he built a dovecote where breeding new strains of pigeons ... (Read More)
 
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Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage
Peter Forbes.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300178968.  Daedalus Item Code: 72253
 
(Winner of the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing) Thousands of different creatures all over the world have evolved stunningly effective camouflage, imitating their surroundings or even other ... (Read More)
 
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Doodle Yourself Smart... Physics: Over 100 Doodles and Problems to Solve!
Sonya Newland, ed. Kevin Knight, illus.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607104391.  Daedalus Item Code: 64638
 
You don't have to be an artist or a genius to find your inner Einstein with this visual trivia and quiz book, presented like an engineer's notebook. Improve your grasp of basic physics and also ... (Read More)
 
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