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Discover Music of the Classical Era
Stephen Johnson.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792352.  Daedalus Item Code: 54886
 
Though all orchestral music is often deemed "classical music," the classical era itself is generally regarded as the period from the mid-18th century to the early 19th, when the art, literature and ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081633.  Daedalus Item Code: 64011
 
In this book—published in the United Kingdom as The Ancient Paths—the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France, Graham Robb here uncovers evidence of ... (Read More)
 
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A Discovery of New Worlds
Bernard de Fontenelle. Aphra Behn, trans. Paul Murdin, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913665.  Daedalus Item Code: 60067
 
Born in 1657, Bernard de Fontenelle first achieved literary success with Nouveaux Dialogues des Morts, a brilliant series of philosophical debates between historical figures. But it was this ... (Read More)
 
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A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Thomas Fleming.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822957.  Daedalus Item Code: 63389
 
In his character-driven history, Thomas Fleming takes readers back to the mid-19th century to trace the "diseases in the public mind"—the distortions of reality propagated by politicians, ... (Read More)
 
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Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie
Randall Hansen.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199927920.  Daedalus Item Code: 60909
 
On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was executed in the courtyard of the Third Reich's military headquarters in Berlin for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Most ... (Read More)
 
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Dizzy Dinosaur and Friends: Storybook, Playmat, and Four Wooden Figures
Jack Tickle, illus.
Publisher: Tiger Tales.   Format: book & toy.
ISBN: 9781589255272.  Daedalus Item Code: 51631
 
Tromp along with Dizzy Dinosaur through this book and toy set for youngsters 3 to 5. Jack Tickle's cute, big-eyed dinos are introduced one by one in a board book, including Dizzy herself (a ... (Read More)
 
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Do Fish Feel Pain?
Victoria Braithwaite.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199551200.  Daedalus Item Code: 64503
 
Each year millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats. But while there has been increasing interest in recent years in the welfare of ... (Read More)
 
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Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions
John Farndon. Libby Purves, intro.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848311329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62387
 
Does a Girl Scout have a political agenda? If you're not in California, how do you know it exists? And what happens when you drop an ant? Here John Farndon—who is after all a Cambridge ... (Read More)
 
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery: and Other Implausibly Titled Books
Joel Rickett.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190195.  Daedalus Item Code: 31886
 
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize, Britain's annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year—a hilarious celebration of the barmy side of publishing. Here ... (Read More)
 
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The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships
Erika Ritter.
Publisher: Key Porter.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554700769.  Daedalus Item Code: 20370
 
In a recent survey, 70 percent of respondents identified their family pet as "a member of the family." Even as these animals are revered by human beings as loved ones, the meat, fish, and dairy ... (Read More)
 
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Dog Shaming 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
Pascale Lemire.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9781449476748.  Daedalus Item Code: 65726
 
Oh, we love them—but they are so bad sometimes. And they know it. So it's only natural that this canine cringing and human frustration resulted in DogShaming.com, a website of guilty dog ... (Read More)
 
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