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Kepler and the Universe: How One Man Revolutionized Astronomy
David K. Love.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781633881068.  Daedalus Item Code: 72492
 
A contemporary of Galileo and a forerunner of Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) was a pivotal figure in the history of astronomy, having established that the sun's gravity controls the motion ... (Read More)
 
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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
Armand Marie Leroi.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026746.  Daedalus Item Code: 71433
 
Although Aristotle's philosophical classics loom large over the history of Western thought, the subject that he loved most was biology; he wrote vast treatises on animals, dissecting and classifying ... (Read More)
 
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Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light
Brian Clegg.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848318144.  Daedalus Item Code: 71453
 
From the first scientific grapplings with light by Chinese sage Mo-Tzu, Greek philosopher Empedocles, and Arab genius Alhazen, through the works of artists like Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, and Dürer, ... (Read More)
 
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Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional—and What That Means for Life in the Universe
David Waltham.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848316560.  Daedalus Item Code: 71890
 
Humankind has long fantasized about life elsewhere in the universe, and as we discover more and more exoplanets orbiting other stars, we are ever more hopeful that we may find signs of ... (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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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
Phillip F. Schewe.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250042569.  Daedalus Item Code: 71537
 
Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. ("In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein—a visionary who ... (Read More)
 
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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos
Dava Sobel.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408818008.  Daedalus Item Code: 71822
 
Early in the 16th century, Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus formulated a radical theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the cosmos, and that all of the planets, including our own, ... (Read More)
 
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The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science
Lone Frank.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851687961.  Daedalus Item Code: 72166
 
Your brain shapes your world, but you can also shape your brain, proclaims Lone Frank. Before she became a science journalist and television presenter, Frank earned her PhD in neurobiology and was a ... (Read More)
 
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The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death
Michael Blastland & David Spiegelhalter.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465085705.  Daedalus Item Code: 70191
 
Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage really going to kill you? We've often heard statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean ... (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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On the Origin of Tepees: Why Some Ideas Spread While Others Go Extinct
Jonnie Hughes.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689439.  Daedalus Item Code: 72167
 
We humans have long prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced—perhaps ideas have us. British science writer and filmmaker Jonnie Hughes here investigates the ... (Read More)
 
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The Origins of Creativity
Edward O. Wilson.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781631493188.  Daedalus Item Code: 79492
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) The author of such humane scientific explorations as The Meaning of Human Existence, A Window on Eternity, and the Pulitzer Prize winners The ... (Read More)
 
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