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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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My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
Brian Switek.
Publisher: Scientific American.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374534264.  Daedalus Item Code: 70058
 
Dinosaurs have become a fundamental part of our collective imagination, looming over museum halls, thundering through movies, and occupying a sacred place in many a childhood. National Geographic ... (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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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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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374537197.  Daedalus Item Code: 79568
 
In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, deliberately plug drains, and make daring ... (Read More)
 
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Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry
Tom Burns.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144653.  Daedalus Item Code: 51224
 
For good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, criticized on the one hand as an instrument of social control or as a barbaric practice, while on the other trumpeted as the latest ... (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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Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Louis Lewin.
Publisher: Park Street.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780892817832.  Daedalus Item Code: 73352
 
First published in 1924, German pharmacologist Louis Lewin's pioneering study of substance abuse was perhaps the first to go beyond how people use plant-based drugs, to study instead how the ... (Read More)
 
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The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979770.  Daedalus Item Code: 73014
 
It's a simple idea, really: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita takes this as the premise of his game theory, which uses insights ... (Read More)
 
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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change
Iain McCalman.
Publisher: Scientific American.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374248192.  Daedalus Item Code: 72654
 
Stretching 1400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to 3,000 individual reefs, more than 900 islands, and thousands of marine species, and has ... (Read More)
 
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Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements
Matt Wilkinson.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785781155.  Daedalus Item Code: 71891
 
To truly understand how life evolved on Earth, it is crucial to understand movement, argues evolutionary biologist Matt Wilkinson; the physical challenges of moving from place to place, when coupled ... (Read More)
 
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Rust: The Longest War
Jonathan Waldman.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451691603.  Daedalus Item Code: 70067
 
(Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year) Destroying cars, ships, and bridges, rust costs America more than $400 billion per ... (Read More)
 
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