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Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals
Gordon Grice.
Publisher: Dial Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385335621.  Daedalus Item Code: 31068
 
How is a tiny box jellyfish, with no brain and little motor control, able to kill a grown man? What harm have hippos been known to inflict on humans, and why? And what makes our closest cousin, the ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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Death and the Dolce Vita: The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s
Stephen Gundle.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847676542.  Daedalus Item Code: 33722
 
In April 1953, attractive, 21-year-old Wilma Montesi went missing from her family home in Rome; when her body was found washed up on a neglected beach, the incident was attributed to either suicide ... (Read More)
 
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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Simon Armitage, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393073973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41469
 
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most spectacular poems ever written in Middle English. Only one copy of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power 1973–1991
Nancy Princenthal, ed.
Publisher: Prestel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783791351209.  Daedalus Item Code: 42999
 
This assortment of late 20th-century feminist artists use photography, montage, and film to subvert their mainstream source material, often by appropriating it, to expose the ways that commercial ... (Read More)
 
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Decorative Arts: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: The Complete Plates
Carl Becker. Carsten-Peter Warncke, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783836505185.  Daedalus Item Code: 31721
 
When this stunning catalog was originally published in three volumes, from 1852–1863, what purchasers received was, in essence, a small museum in print. The 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings ... (Read More)
 
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Decorative Prints for Children's Rooms: A Portfolio of 6 Self-Matted Full-Color Prints
Elizabeth King Brownd.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486277110.  Daedalus Item Code: 04292
 
This portfolio contains six pastel-colored images by illustrator Elizabeth King Brownd, all featuring stuffed animals at play. Ideal for decorating a nursery or playroom, the images (all about 6 1/2 ... (Read More)
 
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Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
Thomas M. Truxes.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164251.  Daedalus Item Code: 32743
 
(Finalist for the 2009 Francis Parkman Prize) Ignoring British prohibitions intended to end North America's trade with the French during the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and ... (Read More)
 
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Degas and America: The Early Collectors
Ann Dumas & David A. Brenneman.
Publisher: High Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780847823406.  Daedalus Item Code: 42420
 
Despite Edgar Degas's belief that French art should stay in France, American collectors displayed a keen appetite for his works, many of which left his country following his death in 1917. This ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (Read More)
 
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Delta Wedding/The Ponder Heart
Eudora Welty.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780547555645.  Daedalus Item Code: 34104
 
First appearing in The New Yorker in 1953, and later inspiring a Tony Award–winning Broadway production, The Ponder Heart is "a wonderful tragicomedy of good intentions in a durably ... (Read More)
 
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Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks
Juliet Eilperin.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375425127.  Daedalus Item Code: 33378
 
Taking us way beyond the entertainments of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Washington Post environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin explores the world of the shark and its ancient and ... (Read More)
 
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