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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
Rebecca Skloot, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544286740.  Daedalus Item Code: 62872
 
This outstanding collection of 26 science articles from the past year, selected by the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, includes work by award-winning writers and by ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017
Hope Jahren. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781328715517.  Daedalus Item Code: 79585
 
"Science is both essential and frivolous, jubilant and despairing, lovely and brutal, perfect and broken—all at the same time—just like the scientist who fashions it," writes Lab Girl author ... (Read More)
 
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The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
Caleb Scharf.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374129217.  Daedalus Item Code: 62639
 
(Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by London's Sunday Times and NBC News, and a finalist for Physics World's Book of the Year) In the 16th century, Nicolaus Copernicus realized ... (Read More)
 
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Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb
William Lanouette. Bela Silard, contributor. Jonas Salk, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626363786.  Daedalus Item Code: 33659
 
(A 1993 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) Virtually forgotten outside of the world of atomic physics, Leo Szilard has long been overshadowed by figures like Albert ... (Read More)
 
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670016952.  Daedalus Item Code: 79356
 
(Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the Economist, Smithsonian, and Nature) This ... (Read More)
 
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143111344.  Daedalus Item Code: 79752
 
(Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the Economist, Smithsonian, and Nature) This ... (Read More)
 
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God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
James Hannam.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848311503.  Daedalus Item Code: 73511
 
(Nominated for the Royal Society Prize for History) It is a common misconception that the medieval era was characterized by universal ignorance and intolerance, posits James Hannam in this ... (Read More)
 
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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
Diane Ackerman.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240740.  Daedalus Item Code: 73394
 
(Winner of the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize and the National Outdoor Book Award) For millennia, man has adapted to his environment; now, however, we force the plants, animals, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us
Alice Roberts.
Publisher: Heron Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784295295.  Daedalus Item Code: 64330
 
(Nominated for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize) How does DNA produce a human being? Bringing together the latest scientific discoveries and drawing on interviews with scientists from around the ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection
Charles Darwin. George Davidson, preface.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784287115.  Daedalus Item Code: 72429
 
From the discoveries that he made during his five-year voyage aboard HMS Beagle, furthered by another 20 years of study and research, Charles Darwin produced this scientific masterpiece in ... (Read More)
 
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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Manjit Kumar.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848310353.  Daedalus Item Code: 71122
 
(Shortlisted for the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction) This book from philosopher and physicist Manjit Kumar offers an illuminating and dramatic history of quantum theory, which when ... (Read More)
 
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