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#1
The Meaning of Human Existence
Edward O. Wilson.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871401007.  Daedalus Item Code: 49649
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate)

(2014 National Book Award Finalist) In his most philosophical work to date, the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author of On Human Nature and ... (Read More)

 
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#2
The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547317274.  Daedalus Item Code: 43552
 
During the economic meltdown of 2008, many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street were baffled when their abstract concepts failed in practice. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris ... (Read More)
 
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#3
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544272996.  Daedalus Item Code: 49704
 
The former NASA robotics engineer who created the wildly popular website xkcd.com (hilarious stick-figure cartoons explaining technology, science, mathematics, and relationships), Randall Munroe also ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art
Robert E. Greenspan.
Publisher: Ponteverde Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780972448604.  Daedalus Item Code: 42780
 
This magisterial history of medicine, dentistry, and even quackery is conveyed by physicians and their patients through anecdotes, letters, and art. The discipline's discoveries and controversies, as ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
Deborah Blum, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003422.  Daedalus Item Code: 49514
 
Should we trust genetically modified food? Do we really want to know if we have an incurable genetic disease before the symptoms actually appear? Sifting past the intentionally misleading headlines ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Temple Grandin & Richard Panek.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547636450.  Daedalus Item Code: 43550
 
When the bestselling author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation was born, in 1947, autism had only just been named; today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation
Robert L. Fleming Jr., Dorje Tsering & Liu Wulin. Jimmy Carter, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393061178.  Daedalus Item Code: 01922
 
Presented in color photographs, captions, and a detailed narrative travelogue, this book depicts the staggering beauty and diversity of Tibet, from Mount Everest to the world's deepest gorge, from ... (Read More)
 
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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Ian Stewart.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847247681.  Daedalus Item Code: 43917
 
Who invented zero? How can imaginary numbers stop skyscrapers from falling over? Where do parallel lines meet? And when did you use abstract algebra today? (No really, you did.) Beginning with the ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference
Ken Ashwell, consultant. Emma Driver, David Kidd & John Mapps, eds.
Publisher: Park Lane.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480468.  Daedalus Item Code: 41793
 
Completely revised and updated, this edition of Anatomica is an extensively illustrated, finely detailed medical reference for the home. The main part of the book covers major body structures, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World
Stefan Klein. Shelley Frisch, trans.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820083.  Daedalus Item Code: 43414
 
"With my Leonardo library that would require a truck scale to weigh, how did I miss Ludovico Sforza using a remote mill in Mora Bassa for trysts with the Lady with Ermine? The answer: ... (Read More)
 
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