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The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
Nicholas Ostler.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31932
 
The author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler here portrays English as the last in a long line of lingua ... (Read More)
 
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Last of the Few: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
Max Arthur.
Publisher: Skyhorse/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616083083.  Daedalus Item Code: 38091
 
"Vastly outnumbered and often less experienced than their opponents, the 2,500 young men of the Royal Air Force who fought in the Battle of Britain would be lauded by Churchill as The Few. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Thom Hatch.
Publisher: NAL/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780451239198.  Daedalus Item Code: 42212
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
Paul Theroux.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618839339.  Daedalus Item Code: 43259
 
"Happy again, back in the kingdom of light," writes the author of The Tao of Travel and The Lower River as he sets out on a new journey through the continent he has loved for his entire ... (Read More)
 
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Lastingness: The Art of Old Age
Nicholas Delbanco.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446199643.  Daedalus Item Code: 22371
 
While the American population is growing older, we remain focused on youth; we're "over the hill" by 50, and even sooner in fields of sports and entertainment. But if younger is better, why do we ... (Read More)
 
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The Last King of Scotland
Giles Foden.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375703317.  Daedalus Item Code: 89389
 
The winner of the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, Giles Foden's "genuinely beautiful and disturbing" (Village Voice) novel is the fictional memoir of Scottish ... (Read More)
 
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Latin America
Olivier Föllmi. Juan Carlos Mondragón, intro. Molly Stevens, trans.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810993839.  Daedalus Item Code: 43065
 
This monumental photographic tribute celebrates the beautiful and incredibly diverse South American continent and its neighboring islands in all their color and gaiety. Olivier Föllmi traveled ... (Read More)
 
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Latin for Bird Lovers: Over 3,000 Bird Names Explored and Explained
Roger Lederer & Carol Burr.
Publisher: Timber Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781604695465.  Daedalus Item Code: 49539
 
Presented with soft gray pages and classically styled ornithological illustrations by Carol Burr that are simply gorgeous, this guide to the taxonomy of birds reveals how much you can learn ... (Read More)
 
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The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press
Ben Wilson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224715.  Daedalus Item Code: 42363
 
In 1817 British satirist William Hone was compelled to defend himself in court against a government determined to enforce censorship. It was a show trial, where Hone—a self-educated Fleet Street ... (Read More)
 
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Learn To Play the Piano & Keyboard: A Step-By-Step Guide
Nick Freeth.
Publisher: Parragon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407568324.  Daedalus Item Code: 42695
 
With clear color photos, keyboard diagrams, and lessons in key and chord structure, this beginner-level instruction book can help you learn the basics of playing the piano even without an instructor. ... (Read More)
 
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Learn-a-Language Flash Cards: Animals: 15 Flash Cards
Huy Voun Lee.
Publisher: Blue Apple.   Format: box.
ISBN: 9781609052720.  Daedalus Item Code: 41668
 
Beautifully illustrated with animals made from cut-paper collage by Cambodian artist Huy Voun Lee, these large (6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) flash cards for prereaders are works of art in their own right. ... (Read More)
 
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Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease
Rafe Sagarin.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465021833.  Daedalus Item Code: 41626
 
Despite the effort we've poured into foreign wars, homeland security, and disaster response, our response to catastrophe remains unchanged—add another step to airport security, another meter to the ... (Read More)
 
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