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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
Kate T. Parker.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761189138.  Daedalus Item Code: 79136
 
Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed), as the girls and young women in this album insist; real ... (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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They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
Bruce Robinson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062296375.  Daedalus Item Code: 64816
 
The mystery of Jack the Ripper has spawned obsessive theorists and endless volumes purporting to reveal the identity of the murderer who terrorized Victorian London. But what if it was never really a ... (Read More)
 
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Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Patricia S. Churchland.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393058321.  Daedalus Item Code: 71737
 
What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrativeódrawn ... (Read More)
 
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The Treasures of NoŽl Coward: Star Quality
Barry Day.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: hardcover & DVD.
ISBN: 9780233003498.  Daedalus Item Code: 51753
 
Playwright, director, actor, songwriter, singer: few artists have influenced popular culture more than NoŽl Coward. He chronicled high society with sparkling wit, played a crucial role in Britain's ... (Read More)
 
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Trying Not to Try: The Art of Effortlessness and the Power of Spontaneity
Edward Slingerland.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857863485.  Daedalus Item Code: 62981
 
(Named a Best Book of 2014 by London's Guardian and BrainPickings.org) Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting, or to be charming and relaxed on a first ... (Read More)
 
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Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present
Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing & Robert Mladinich.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316391238.  Daedalus Item Code: 69445
 
Compulsively fascinating, this oversized album revisits the most notorious crimes in New York City's history. NYPD lieutenant Bernard Whalen, former detective Robert Mladinich, and New York crime ... (Read More)
 
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374102418.  Daedalus Item Code: 71191
 
(Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and an NPR Best Book of the Year) American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis, ... (Read More)
 
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The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
Susan Pinker.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069576.  Daedalus Item Code: 64819
 
Following The Sexual Paradox, which earned her the American Psychological Association's William James Book Award, developmental psychologist Susan Pinker here makes a surprising and persuasive ... (Read More)
 
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We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101911761.  Daedalus Item Code: 79109
 
Adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name, this eloquently argued essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique and personal definition of feminism for the 21st century, rooted in ... (Read More)
 
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White Shotgun: The Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
Attilio Bolzoni. Shaun Whiteside, trans.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330528214.  Daedalus Item Code: 54843
 
For more than 30 years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra, and in this anthology he compiles interviews, court proceedings, and ... (Read More)
 
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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
Andrew Lawler.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476729893.  Daedalus Item Code: 70934
 
Queen Victoria was obsessed with it, Socrates's last words were about it, and Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur both made scientific breakthroughs using it, while Catholic popes, African shamans, ... (Read More)
 
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