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The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday
Akiko Busch. George Skelcher, illus.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781933045061.  Daedalus Item Code: 32355
 
What makes us love our things? Why do we attach sentiments to certain items? And how is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? In these 12 essays on common objects—a ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
Jason Elliot.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312622053.  Daedalus Item Code: 33138
 
Before his superb Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran, Jason Elliot gave us this remarkable debut, describing two trips he made to Afghanistan—as an idealistic teenager hoping to join the ... (Read More)
 
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Unholy Awakening
Michael Gregorio.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312625023.  Daedalus Item Code: 20635
 
A woman's body has been found at the bottom of a well, in this fourth historical mystery starring Hanno Stiffeniis, a magistrate in Napoleonic Prussia—but what is most startling is her death wound: ... (Read More)
 
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Unlearning the Basics: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and the World
Rishi Sativihari. Mu Soeng, foreword.
Publisher: Wisdom.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780861715725.  Daedalus Item Code: 23314
 
In fresh and engaging language, with visualization diagrams and illustrations, this book challenges many commonsense understandings of who we are, what the mind is, and the relationship of the self ... (Read More)
 
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Unlucky Stiffs: New Tales of the Weirdly Departed
Cynthia Ceilan.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781599219103.  Daedalus Item Code: 22940
 
Nothing makes it quite so satisfying to embrace the loveliness of life's ordinary moments than the prospect of a spectacularly dumb death, says Cynthia Ceilán. In her follow-up to Thinning the ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
Amir D. Aczel.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230613744.  Daedalus Item Code: 32001
 
Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, has an atomic nucleus so heavy that it is highly unstable, and if broken apart it unleashes the tremendous energy that holds atoms together. Here ... (Read More)
 
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V&A Flocked Boxed Notecards: 8 Notecards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46623
 
Based on 20th-century floral textiles in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, these unusual greeting cards feature velvety flocked details. The 4 1/4 x 6–inch cards are ... (Read More)
 
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V&A Patchword Boxed Notecards: 8 Die-cut Cards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46624
 
These unusual correspondence cards are flat like postcards, yet with charming pinked edges that require them to be mailed in an envelope. The eight subjects—2 each of 4 designs—are based on swatches ... (Read More)
 
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V&A Set of 2 A5 Notebooks: 1 Ruled, 1 Blank, Each with 80 pages

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46618
 
Easy to tote, at just 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches closed, and also easy on the fingers, with soft flocked details, this attractive set of notebooks features endpapers and heavy paper covers decorated with ... (Read More)
 
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