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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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The Sibley Guide to Birds: Second Edition
David Allen Sibley.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780307957900.  Daedalus Item Code: 49214
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) With its original publication in 2000, The Sibley Guide to Birds was hailed as "undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds" (Birding). ... (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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The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe
Colm Toibin.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330521048.  Daedalus Item Code: 24035
 
Between 1990 and 1994, four-time Booker Prize nominee Colm Tóibín made a series of trips through Catholic Europe. His journey led him into close contact with people from all walks of life, from ... (Read More)
 
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Silent Companion: An Illustrated History of the Water Colour Society of Ireland
Patricia Butler.
Publisher: ACC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851496440.  Daedalus Item Code: 42657
 
Founded in 1870 as the Amateur Drawing Society, the Water Colour Society of Ireland has continuously supported Irish artists through its exhibitions, which have given the public an opportunity to ... (Read More)
 
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Silent House
Orhan Pamuk. Robert Finn, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700285.  Daedalus Item Code: 42403
 
Previously unavailable in English, this second novel from Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk depicts a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980. In the story of a ... (Read More)
 
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Silent Night/Deck the Halls: 2-Sparkle Books
Jonas Fearon Bell.
Publisher: Flowerpot Press.   Format: 2 vols..
ISBN: 9781770934207.  Daedalus Item Code: 42198
 
Sparkling foil elements add a touch of whimsy and magic to two favorite Christmas songs in these board books for prereaders. The lyrics for Silent Night are illustrated with pictures of Mary, ... (Read More)
 
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