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Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780142004647.  Daedalus Item Code: 51234
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2003) In this amusing and enlightening book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. We encounter not only accessible explanations of the mechanics ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
Siddhartha Mukherjee, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003439.  Daedalus Item Code: 51421
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has, as he writes in his introduction, "chosen the [27] essays in this volume with an ... (Read More)
 
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Circulation: William Harvey's Revolutionary Idea
Thomas Wright.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099552697.  Daedalus Item Code: 51560
 
(Winner of the 2012 Wellcome Trust Book Prize) William Harvey's theory of circulation was as controversial in 1628 as Copernicus's idea that the earth revolved around the sun. Unleashing ... (Read More)
 
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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
Rebecca Stott.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069378.  Daedalus Item Code: 51242
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2012) In 1859, a month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter accusing him not of ... (Read More)
 
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Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Léo Szilárd, the Man Behind the Bomb
William Lanouette. Bela Silard, contributor. Jonas Salk, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626363786.  Daedalus Item Code: 33659
 
(A 1993 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) Virtually forgotten outside of the world of atomic physics, Leo Szilárd has long been overshadowed by figures like Albert ... (Read More)
 
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Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
Caleb Scharf.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374114121.  Daedalus Item Code: 41679
 
(One of New Scientist's Top 10 Books to Read in 2012) This fascinating glimpse into the depths of black holes presents new evidence that they don't just vacuum up everything that comes ... (Read More)
 
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Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081572.  Daedalus Item Code: 50425
 
The irresistible, ever-curious Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we each carry around inside. The questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the ... (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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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Thomas Maier.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465079995.  Daedalus Item Code: 41628
 
Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate for the purposes of scientific inquiry, William Masters and Virginia Johnson began their research partnership in the mid-1950s ... (Read More)
 
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The Merely Personal: Observations on Science and Scientists
Jeremy Bernstein.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781566633444.  Daedalus Item Code: 01876
 
A compilation of observations on science and scientists, these 13 essays from the National Book Award–nominated author of Albert Einstein and Hitler's Uranium Club include critical ... (Read More)
 
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The Mind's Eye
Oliver Sacks.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272089.  Daedalus Item Code: 31061
 
(New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2010) This fascinating book from neurologist Oliver Sacks—who also gave us Hallucinations, Musicophilia, and ... (Read More)
 
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Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
Edward O. Wilson, foreword. Eric Chivian & Aaron Bernstein, eds.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195175097.  Daedalus Item Code: 50875
 
(Winner of the Gerald L. Young Book Award in Human Ecology) The Earth's biodiversity—the rich variety of life on our planet—is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many reports have ... (Read More)
 
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