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Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions
Alys R. Yablon.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594742170.  Daedalus Item Code: 71178
 
From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits' feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and ... (Read More)
 
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The Frugal Housewife: The American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection
Lydia Maria Child. Barbara Fairchild, intro.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781449431709.  Daedalus Item Code: 70205
 
Published in Boston in 1829, this popular little book by social reformer, novelist, and journalist Lydia Maria Child provided recipes and tips for homemakers of the day with an emphasis on ... (Read More)
 
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The Handy Investing Answer Book
Paul A. Tucci.
Publisher: Visible Ink.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781578594863.  Daedalus Item Code: 64197
 
Appreciation, dividends, interest, and inflation all affect the value of investments, just as the concepts of compounding, portfolios, and diversification should influence investment strategies. This ... (Read More)
 
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Hew, Screw + Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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How to Think Like da Vinci
Daniel Smith.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782434580.  Daedalus Item Code: 64324
 
The author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit and 100 Things They Don't Want You to Know, as well as How to Think Like Einstein and How to Think Like Sherlock, Daniel ... (Read More)
 
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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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Life Skills: How to Do Almost Anything
Editors of the Chicago Tribune.
Publisher: Midway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781572841499.  Daedalus Item Code: 64278
 
How do you gracefully pick up the dinner check? What's the best way to fix a clogged drain? And how should you really wash wine glasses? With step-by-step instructions and illustrations, this book ... (Read More)
 
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Loaded Words
Marjorie Garber.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823242054.  Daedalus Item Code: 64067
 
Suggesting that words are intoxicating, highly charged, and even dangerous, Marjorie Garber invites us on this exploration of language. Ranging freely through such subjects as Mad magazine to ... (Read More)
 
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The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (Read More)
 
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Mental Floss Presents Be Amazing: Glow in the Dark, Control the Weather, Perform Your Own Surgery, Get Out of Jury Duty, Identify a Witch, Colonize a Nation, Impress a Girl, Make a Zombie, Start Your Own Religion
Maggie Koerth-Baker, with Will Pearson & Mangesh Hattiekudur.
Publisher: Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061251481.  Daedalus Item Code: 63514
 
Go aheadóbe amazing. Who says you can't? Certainly not Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur, who met as freshmen at Duke University and parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of ... (Read More)
 
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The Novel Cure: An AĖZ of Literary Remedies
Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780857864208.  Daedalus Item Code: 70123
 
If you believe that books like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby are more than just page-turners, you may well be right. While we generally read novels for entertainment, ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Companion to Food: Third Edition
Alan Davidson. Tom Jaine, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199677337.  Daedalus Item Code: 63880
 
Twenty years in the making, the first edition of Alan Davidson's outstanding food reference appeared in 1999 to universal acclaim, and won a James Beard Award, an IACP Cookbook Award, and a ... (Read More)
 
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