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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book
Dan Crompton, translator.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843174981.  Daedalus Item Code: 52399
 
Proving that, despite the advances of civilization, our sense of humor hasn't evolved all that much, this book presents some 240 cheeky puns, cheesy one-liners, sexual innuendoes, and more than its ... (Read More)
 
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Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him
David Henry & Joe Henry.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616200787.  Daedalus Item Code: 43844
 
Richard Pryor was one of the most influential performers of the later 20th century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever, argue the authors of this revelatory and ... (Read More)
 
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The Future of History
John Lukacs.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300169560.  Daedalus Item Code: 42097
 
For more than 60 years, the author of June 1941 and George Kennan has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this book, John Lukacs reflects on his discipline, arguing ... (Read More)
 
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Galileo
J.L. Heilbron.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199655984.  Daedalus Item Code: 50940
 
He has been celebrated variously as a brilliant mathematician and as a martyr to science, but in this beautifully illustrated biography by science historian John Heilbron, Galileo emerges as a much ... (Read More)
 
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Gaudí: Builder of Visions
Philippe Thiébaut.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500301081.  Daedalus Item Code: 51117
 
The fluid, organic architectural style of Antoni Gaudí will be forever linked to Barcelona, where he lived and worked from 1883 to 1926; his spectacular buildings—among them the Güell Palace and the ... (Read More)
 
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Gauguin: Maker of Myth
Belinda Thomson, ed.
Publisher: National Gallery/Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854379825.  Daedalus Item Code: 34191
 
Superb color reproductions of Paul Gauguin's art and numerous additional items like sketches, carvings, and photographs make this catalogue—for a joint exhibit of the Tate Modern in London and the ... (Read More)
 
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Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Brooke Holmes.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380835.  Daedalus Item Code: 43584
 
Gender has now become a pervasive topic in the humanities and social sciences, posits classics scholar Brooke Holmes. Yet despite its familiarity within universities and colleges, some have argued ... (Read More)
 
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Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases
Elizabeth Potter.
Publisher: Indiana.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780253214553.  Daedalus Item Code: 31945
 
Though we tend to think of science as purely objective, based on demonstrable proofs and phenomena, scientists are of course human, and subject to certain assumptions and prejudices. A professor of ... (Read More)
 
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The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
Joan Roughgarden.
Publisher: California.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780520258266.  Daedalus Item Code: 24082
 
Are selfishness and individuality—rather than kindness and cooperation—basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these ... (Read More)
 
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The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong
David Shenk.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848312180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42706
 
The author of The Forgetting, Data Smog, and The Immortal Game, David Shenk here addresses the old saw that talent and ability—the "genius" of certain individuals for particular ... (Read More)
 
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The Genius of Renoir: Paintings from the Clark
John House. James A. Ganz, essay.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300111057.  Daedalus Item Code: 52746
 
With a consuming enthusiasm for the paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, art collector Sterling Clark assembled one of the greatest private collections of Renoir's work during the first half of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Gentleman's Fancy Block: Building Blocks Series 1, Book 6
Sue Harvey, ed.
Publisher: AAC.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936708024.  Daedalus Item Code: 34951
 
The Gentleman's Fancy—originally an unnamed block of light and dark triangles radiating from a single square—is revealed anew here with numerous variations in color and scale. Illustrated with color ... (Read More)
 
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