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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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Slap and Tickle: The Unusual History of Sex and the People Who Have it
Tom Cutler.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780336114.  Daedalus Item Code: 42886
 
"Since our forebears started walking upright, sex and hunger have been two vital motivating forces," writes Tom Cutler in this frisky miscellany. "Things haven't changed much, either.... I was in ... (Read More)
 
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Small Adventures in Cooking
James Ramsden. Steven Joyce, photos.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762780204.  Daedalus Item Code: 32930
 
In his first cookbook, influential food blogger and impromptu supper-club host James Ramsden aims to get readers out of their culinary rut and into experimenting with recipes that are delicious and ... (Read More)
 
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Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
 
The Nobel Prize–winning author of Blindness, Death with Interruptions, and The Elephant's Journey here offers a mosaic of his youth in Portugal—vignettes of small events, ... (Read More)
 
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Small Rooms & Hidden Places
Ronald W. Wohlauer, photog. Elizabeth Wohlauer, notes. David Bayles, foreword.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567922080.  Daedalus Item Code: 42446
 
Formally trained as a historian, Ronald Wohlauer came to photography while working for his PhD at Cambridge University, but was steered by Ansel Adams to the University of Oregon, where he ultimately ... (Read More)
 
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Small Sweet Treats
Marguerite Marceau Henderson. Zac Williams, photos.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423606949.  Daedalus Item Code: 38142
 
In this deliciously photographed cookbook, you will almost certainly find something to satisfy your craving for a treat, whether it's a nibble on a cookie or tart, a spoonful of affogato or chilled ... (Read More)
 
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Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Janet Evanovich.
Publisher: Bantam/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345527684.  Daedalus Item Code: 50617
 
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, in this 17th entry in Janet Evanovich's hugely popular mystery series. No one is sure why the ... (Read More)
 
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Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth: A Celebration of Scientific Eccentricity and Self-Experimentation
Trevor Norton.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982540.  Daedalus Item Code: 22154
 
"Never experiment on an animal if a man will do" and "never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn't do yourself" were two pieces of advice that J.B.S. "Jack" Haldane (1892–1964) offered to ... (Read More)
 
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Snack Time for Confetti
Kali Stileman.
Publisher: Tiger Tales.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781589251274.  Daedalus Item Code: 42412
 
Confetti is a tiny polka-dotted bird who is very hungry. When she asks her friends the giraffe, elephant, crocodile, and monkey what to eat, they each recommend their favorites—all of which Confetti ... (Read More)
 
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The Snail's Trail Block: Building Blocks Series 1, Book 4
Sue Harvey, ed.
Publisher: AAC.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936708055.  Daedalus Item Code: 34956
 
The Snail's Trail—a combination of spirals and pinwheels traditionally made with two colors, also called the Monkey Wrench or Indiana Puzzle—is explained and explored here for its remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533379.  Daedalus Item Code: 41991
 
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (Read More)
 
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