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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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Science for Life: A Manual for Better Living
Brian Clegg.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785780257.  Daedalus Item Code: 71456
 
How can you really know what will make your life better, or worse? British science writer, speaker, and columnist Brian Clegg shows how to cut through the often deliberately confusing and ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret Life of Sleep
Kat Duff.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582704685.  Daedalus Item Code: 72709
 
What makes us cross the line from waking to slumber? According to Harvard scientists it's our "sleep switch," a cluster of neurons in the hypothalamus, while for the ancient Greeks it was the god ... (Read More)
 
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Secrets of Infinity: 150 Answers to an Enigma
Antonio Lamúa, ed.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852198.  Daedalus Item Code: 63862
 
Infinity has been a powerful idea throughout human history, not merely as a mathematical concept or a metaphysical one, but in a multitude of contexts. In this engaging book of short, beautifully ... (Read More)
 
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Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins
John Gurche.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300182026.  Daedalus Item Code: 72214
 
What did early humans really look like? What was life like for them, millions of years ago? Paleoartist John Gurche here describes the extraordinary process by which he created 15 forensically ... (Read More)
 
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The Sleepyhead's Bedside Companion
Sean Coughlan.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848091740.  Daedalus Item Code: 71411
 
Why did Charles Dickens need a compass to sleep? Why did Elizabethans rub dormouse fat onto their feet? Who was the insomniac prime minister who was forced to quit? How did Samuel Pepys make himself ... (Read More)
 
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Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
John Holcroft, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406345940.  Daedalus Item Code: 64494
 
Unfold the history of space exploration in this accordion-folded pop-up book, from the launch of Sputnik in 1957 to the successful deployment of the rover Curiosity on Mars in 2012. The ... (Read More)
 
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Strange Science: Oddball Inventions, Disastrous Discoveries, Eccentric Scientists, and Earth-Shattering Eurekas

Publisher: Portable Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626869820.  Daedalus Item Code: 79578
 
This highly educated volume from the Bathroom Readers' Institute presents the strangest science articles from dozens of Bathroom Readers—earth-shattering eurekas, outlandish inventions, silly ... (Read More)
 
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Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
Nancy Etcoff.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385479424.  Daedalus Item Code: 70358
 
In this provocative and witty inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, Nancy Etcoff skewers one of our culture's most enduring myths, that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. Etcoff, a ... (Read More)
 
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182348.  Daedalus Item Code: 61011
 
The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... (Read More)
 
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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Henry Petroski.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679734161.  Daedalus Item Code: 70363
 
How did a simple design error cause the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel—the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history? What made the graceful and ... (Read More)
 
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The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
Peter Aughton.
Publisher: Carnegie Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781859362143.  Daedalus Item Code: 73313
 
There is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy between Galileo and Newton, belonging to a brilliant young Englishman who, in the period before the English Civil War, was the greatest ... (Read More)
 
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