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Still Life Painting Studio: Gouache Paints and Techniques to Capture the Beauty of Everyday Objects
Elizabeth Mayville, illus.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781452131580.  Daedalus Item Code: 49406
 
A popular medium with professional illustrators, gouache is a particularly versatile water-based paint that can be used like watercolors (transparency, vivid color, and the ability to render fine ... (Read More)
 
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Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques
Pamela Fiori.
Publisher: Glitterati.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780980155723.  Daedalus Item Code: 41195
 
This is a treasure trove of full-page and two-page black and white images by one of the most influential yet least recognized magazine photographers of his generation. Working alone, with minimal ... (Read More)
 
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Storia Naturale Degli Uccelli (in Italian): (Natural History of Birds)
Georges-Louis Leclerc. François-Nicolas Martinet, illus.
Publisher: Scripta Maneant.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9788870572230.  Daedalus Item Code: 40462
 
Trained as an engineer and draftsman, François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1760–1800) became one of the leading engravers of bird illustrations in France, providing unprecedented realism in his hand-colored ... (Read More)
 
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The Stories of Jane Gardam
Jane Gardam.
Publisher: Europa Editions.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781609451998.  Daedalus Item Code: 49689
 
Best known in this country for her Old Filth trilogy of novels, and the only author to twice win the Whitbread Award, Jane Gardam is also a master of the short form; her collections have won the ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Astronomy: From Babylonian Stargazers to the Search for the Big Bang
Peter Aughton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857385987.  Daedalus Item Code: 34432
 
From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Stephen Hawking's research into black holes, the author of The Transit of Venus charts the discoveries ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Britain: From the Norman Conquest to the European Union
Patrick Dillon. P.J. Lynch, illus.
Publisher: Candlewick.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780763651220.  Daedalus Item Code: 44173
 
From William the Conqueror's arrival in 1066 to the end of the 20th century, this illustrated history for readers 10 and up celebrates the rich diversity of the people and culture of Great Britain, ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Edvard Munch
Ketil Bjørnstad.
Publisher: Arcadia.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781900850940.  Daedalus Item Code: 44485
 
Using Edvard Munch's own letters and diaries and those of his contemporaries and friends, as well as newspapers and journals of the time, Norwegian composer, novelist, and biographer Ketil Bjørnstad ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought
James Garvey & Jeremy Stangroom.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877532.  Daedalus Item Code: 42375
 
It is a story with plot twists, accidental discoveries, and disastrous love affairs, and its characters are monks, madmen, and vagabonds. A novel by Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo? No—the story of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Mankind: Updated Edition
Hendrik Willem van Loon. Robert Sullivan, intro. Adam Simon, illus.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871408655.  Daedalus Item Code: 59049
 
(1922 Newbery Medal Winner) Earning the very first John Newbery Medal, in 1922, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth and wisdom. ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami. Chip Kidd, illus. Ted Goossen, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385354301.  Daedalus Item Code: 49690
 
He has won the Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize, and has written books as diverse as What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and IQ84. Haruki Murakami takes us deep into a ... (Read More)
 
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