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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Anita Silvey.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596437081.  Daedalus Item Code: 42464
 
Part almanac—with entries on writers, illustrators, books, and publishers—and part reader's guide to some of the best children's literature and picture books ever produced, this book from former ... (Read More)
 
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The Classical Tradition
Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most & Salvatore Settis, eds.
Publisher: Belknap Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674035720.  Daedalus Item Code: 41825
 
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus’s sirens to an ambulance’s? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, misunderstood, and reworked by every Western culture ... (Read More)
 
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The Complete Book of Home Improvement: Over 3000 Color Photographs and More than 400 Projects
Julian Cassell, Peter Parham, & Theresa Coleman.
Publisher: Covent Garden Books.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780756699512.  Daedalus Item Code: 41160
 
With more than 3,000 step-by-step color photos illustrating 400 projects—including altering a ceiling, building a wall, opening a new doorway, and installing a fireplace, as well as simpler tasks ... (Read More)
 
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary: Third Edition
Paul Dickson. Skip McAfee, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393340082.  Daedalus Item Code: 41470
 
Originally published in 1989, this "indispensable guide to the language of baseball" (San Diego Union-Tribune) has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Paul Dickson mines ... (Read More)
 
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Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: and 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 42026
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (Read More)
 
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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: Five-Volume Set
Paul Finkelman, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: set.
ISBN: 9780195167795.  Daedalus Item Code: 40951
 
Focusing on the making of modern African American society, from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this five-volume encyclopedia traces ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of Crime
Oliver Cyriax, Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585677634.  Daedalus Item Code: 40921
 
Separating the facts, history, and science of crime from the media reportage surrounding major cases, this illustrated encyclopedia surveys a broad history of criminal acts. The entries range from ... (Read More)
 
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Encyclopedia of Protestantism: Encyclopedia of World Religions
J. Gordon Melton.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816077465.  Daedalus Item Code: 40661
 
Emphasizing the living faith and its historical and social backgrounds, in some 600 A-to-Z entries, this encyclopedia explores the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, ... (Read More)
 
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Everyday English: How to Say What You Mean and Write Everything Right
Patrick Scrivenor.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606524824.  Daedalus Item Code: 40654
 
Do you puzzle over participles, argue over agreement, or moan over proper punctuation? This back-to-basics overview of the mechanics of English grammar spells out what you need to know to make a ... (Read More)
 
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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions (Second Edition)
Christine Ammer.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062805.  Daedalus Item Code: 42648
 
Also the author of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, etymological language maven Christine Ammer here offers an enlightening and entertaining reference to nearly 4,000 clichés. ... (Read More)
 
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The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Matthew Murrie & Steve Murrie.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440507526.  Daedalus Item Code: 43152
 
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills—they all won fame by coming in second, though they are the exception to the rule. In general, runners-up are doomed to dwell in obscurity, despite having come ... (Read More)
 
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of Slow Communication
John O'Connell.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476718804.  Daedalus Item Code: 42677
 
"The nib touches the paper. And instinctively I follow the old formula: address in top right-hand corner; date just beneath it on the left-hand side. My writing looks weird. I hand-write so ... (Read More)
 
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