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All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
Vivian Cook.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781935554226.  Daedalus Item Code: 41068
 
How do we learn words as a child? How are words coined, and why do they die out? Why are some never spoken, and others never written? British linguistics professor Vivian Cook—author of ... (Read More)
 
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All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship
Kathryn Miles.
Publisher: Free Press/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451610130.  Daedalus Item Code: 42268
 
More than a million immigrants fled the Irish famine for North America in the mid-19th century—and more than a hundred thousand of them perished aboard the aptly dubbed "coffin ships" that carried ... (Read More)
 
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All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories
E.L. Doctorow.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812982039.  Daedalus Item Code: 42303
 
The winner of three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the National Book Award (and twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), E.L. Doctorow presents this collection of a ... (Read More)
 
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Almost Chimpanzee: Searching for What Makes Us Human, in Rainforests, Labs, Sanctuaries, and Zoos
Jon Cohen.
Publisher: Times Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805083071.  Daedalus Item Code: 21676
 
In 2005 researchers sequenced the chimpanzee genome and provided a startling new window into the differences between humans and our closest primate cousins. For the past several years, Science ... (Read More)
 
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Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women
Rosemary Dinnage.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590171714.  Daedalus Item Code: 40693
 
In these profiles of women who were isolated through their dedication to duty or their immersion in writing, painting, or politics, Rosemary Dinnage explains how this crucial experience can teach and ... (Read More)
 
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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781446302699.  Daedalus Item Code: 41363
 
A true miscellany on the man behind Middle-earth and his remarkably detailed world of Hobbits and Elves, this delightful little tome reveals many surprising dimensions to J.R.R. Tolkien. What, for ... (Read More)
 
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Amber: The Natural Time Capsule
Andrew Ross.
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780565092580.  Daedalus Item Code: 42003
 
Originating from the resin of trees that lived millions of years ago, amber perfectly preserves the animals that become trapped in it. Andrew Ross provides an engaging overview of this prehistoric ... (Read More)
 
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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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The American Barn
David Plowden, photog.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393025576.  Daedalus Item Code: 23876
 
Presented here in 140 haunting duotone images that could have been made at any time in the past century and a half, David Plowden gives us a remarkable portrait of the barn as an icon of our ... (Read More)
 
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An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
Daniel Blake Smith.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805089554.  Daedalus Item Code: 33068
 
After George Washington declared that Indian lands could no longer be taken without the "free consent" of native peoples, the Cherokees' embrace of Anglo culture was rapid, marked by the first Indian ... (Read More)
 
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The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States: Key Sites for Birds and Birding in All 50 States
Robert M. Chipley, George H. Fenwick, Michael J. Parr & David N. Pashley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812970364.  Daedalus Item Code: 42058
 
A unique and essential resource for bird enthusiasts as well as conservationists, this book organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and profiles ... (Read More)
 
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The American Civil War: A Military History
John Keegan.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307263438.  Daedalus Item Code: 38056
 
Here John Keegan—former senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy and author of The First World War, The Face of Battle, and The Second World ... (Read More)
 
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