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Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape
Trish Gibson.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711231719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31580
 
After visiting the United States to see the new civic landscaping projects of designers like Frederick Law Olmstead in the years after World War I, Brenda Colvin returned to England and transformed ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448050.  Daedalus Item Code: 51767
 
In this entertaining companion to P.G. Wodehouse's most delightful creation, Nigel Cawthorne introduces us to the affable if batty Bertie Wooster and his omniscient, efficient, and unfailingly loyal ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh
James M. Russell.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010016.  Daedalus Item Code: 61055
 
Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places, notes philosopher James Russell, and in his concise introductions to 66 of the most thoughtful books ever written, he shows how the ideas within ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers
Robert P. Crease.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845292812.  Daedalus Item Code: 54727
 
In this follow-up to The Prism and Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science, science writer and columnist Robert Crease relates the stories of the 10 most popular equations of ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Cleopatra: Last Pharaoh of Egypt
M.J. Trow.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448012.  Daedalus Item Code: 51769
 
She was variously deemed a reincarnation of the goddess Isis, a fabled beauty, the last pharaoh, a seductress, and a harlot. For 2,000 years we have been telling stories about Cleopatra, yet few ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable
Brian Clegg.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841196503.  Daedalus Item Code: 60795
 
Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad—in some cases, literally so—contemplating the nature of infinity, yet it is a concept we now introduce to schoolchildren. Thoroughly readable and ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Mathematical Thought: Key Concepts and Where They Come From
Luke Heaton.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472117113.  Daedalus Item Code: 54728
 
Our world is steeped in mathematics, and many of its most important concepts are easier to understand than is commonly assumed. Mathematician, artist, architect, and biologist Luke Heaton here offers ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Science: As Seen Through the Development of Scientific Instruments
Thomas Crump.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841195520.  Daedalus Item Code: 54729
 
From the earliest prehistoric knowledge of fire and its many uses, up to the astonishing advances of the 21st century, mathematician and anthropologist Thomas Crump traces our increasingly ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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