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Shipshape: The Art of Sailboat Maintenance
Ferenc Mate.
Publisher: Albatross Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780920256336.  Daedalus Item Code: 41507
 
In this remarkably thorough, step-by-step manual of sailboat maintenance, Ferenc Máté covers everything from launching a new boat, varnishing your woodwork, and tuning your rigging to maintaining ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Kathleen A. Foster.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300185478.  Daedalus Item Code: 42143
 
How does an artist create an image that demands our attention, and lingers with us long after we've seen it? The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, established Winslow ... (Read More)
 
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Shoe Innovations: A Visual Celebration of 60 Styles
Caroline Cox.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781770850347.  Daedalus Item Code: 43337
 
With shoes on every page, this illustrated history of shoe design takes us from the Edwardian Louis heel of the early 20th century through the 1940s wedge to the extreme architectural designs of ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Modernisation of the Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781851272.  Daedalus Item Code: 42884
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Pegasus/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620909102.  Daedalus Item Code: 42289
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for ... (Read More)
 
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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 42512
 
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (Read More)
 
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Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes, Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication
Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez & Rob Flynn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195389135.  Daedalus Item Code: 20820
 
Our everyday lives are inevitably touched and enriched by an extraordinary variety of very brief forms of verbal communication, from classified ads to street signs, from ancient graffiti to current ... (Read More)
 
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618969029.  Daedalus Item Code: 42558
 
Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and the National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, returns with this stirring portrait of the charismatic, ... (Read More)
 
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Shots of War: 150 Years of Dramatic Photography from the Battlefield
Paul Brewer.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847323651.  Daedalus Item Code: 32921
 
For centuries, warfare was glorified and romanticized in paintings and art; this began to change with the invention of photography in the 1850s, and the public became acquainted with the true nature ... (Read More)
 
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Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze
David Davis.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312641009.  Daedalus Item Code: 43012
 
London, 1908: The world watched as three runners—Irish-American Johnny Hayes, who grew up running barefoot through the streets of New York City; Italian candy maker Dorando Pietri; and famed ... (Read More)
 
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Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India
Miranda Kennedy.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400067862.  Daedalus Item Code: 42402
 
Now an editor at NPR's Morning Edition, for five years Miranda Kennedy lived in Delhi as a correspondent for NPR and Marketplace Radio. Here she writes of the Indian city she came to love, ... (Read More)
 
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Sierra Club Elk at Rest: 12 Boxed Holiday Greeting Cards with 13 Envelopes
Steve Hinch, photog.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: notecards.
ISBN: 9780764949784.  Daedalus Item Code: 26652
 
With snow festooning his antlers, a shaggy elk pauses on his trek through deep snow in Steve Hinch's close-up image, presented on these holiday cards from the Sierra Club. The imprinted message reads ... (Read More)
 
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