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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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Eavesdropping: An Intimate History
John L. Locke.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199236138.  Daedalus Item Code: 61152
 
Eavesdropping has a bad name; it is a form of human communication in which the information gained is stolen, and where such words as cheating and spying come into play. But eavesdropping may also be ... (Read More)
 
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The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain
John Kounios & Mark Beeman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068548.  Daedalus Item Code: 70999
 
Call it a moment of "Eureka!" or "Aha!" Creative insights, as psychological scientists term them, have variously conveyed a discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, ... (Read More)
 
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Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits
Emma Barrett & Paul Martin.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199668588.  Daedalus Item Code: 63877
 
While many of us might like to think that we could become astronauts or would climb Mount Everest if given the chance, the fact remains that such activities are exciting—and possible—for only a very ... (Read More)
 
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Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live For Ever
Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781405077606.  Daedalus Item Code: 54737
 
Immortality is within our grasp, argues inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who posits that we are in the early stages of several profound revolutions in human ability, spawned by advances in ... (Read More)
 
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The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic that Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics
Stephen Coss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476783086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70611
 
In 1721, during the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history, Puritan preacher Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to try a radical procedure: making an incision in the arm of a healthy ... (Read More)
 
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Forces of Nature
Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007488827.  Daedalus Item Code: 71399
 
What is motion? Why is every snowflake different? Why is life symmetrical? Beautifully illustrated with page-filling images of everything from distant galactic clusters to the glassy crystal strands ... (Read More)
 
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From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
Sean Carroll.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851688951.  Daedalus Item Code: 72159
 
Twenty years after Stephen Hawking gave us A Brief History of Time, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll here takes the investigation into the nature of time to the next level. You can't ... (Read More)
 
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From Quantum to Cosmos: The Universe Within
Neil Turok.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571299478.  Daedalus Item Code: 54846
 
In this visionary work, TED Prize–winning physicist Neil Turok explores the great discoveries of the past three centuries, from the classical mechanics of Newton and the nature of light to the ... (Read More)
 
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Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases
Elizabeth Potter.
Publisher: Indiana.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780253214553.  Daedalus Item Code: 31945
 
Though we tend to think of science as purely objective, based on demonstrable proofs and phenomena, scientists are of course human, and subject to certain assumptions and prejudices. A professor of ... (Read More)
 
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Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
Tom Shachtman.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278258.  Daedalus Item Code: 71532
 
George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox saved the American army in 1777. John Adams founded a scientific society, and wrote public support for science into the ... (Read More)
 
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