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The Papyrus of Nebseni: Catalogue of the Books of the Dead in the British Museum, Vol. III
Gunther Lapp.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714119564.  Daedalus Item Code: 34276
 
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan in the British Museum preserves one of the most extensive collections outside Egypt of funerary papyri, among which the greatest number bear texts from the ... (Read More)
 
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Ramesside Ostraca
R.J. Demaree.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714119458.  Daedalus Item Code: 34277
 
Ostraca are shards of ancient pottery whose fragmentary texts and illustrations often yield valuable information on their respective cultures. This book examines the British Museum's collection of ... (Read More)
 
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Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia: From Mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602125.  Daedalus Item Code: 40003
 
Do you know which of these words—dwindle, majestic, or generous—Shakespeare invented? Who was chief among the ancient Greek gods, and which goddess was responsible for love? Or which biblical figure ... (Read More)
 
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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
 
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
 
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The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616086350.  Daedalus Item Code: 34078
 
In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. ... (Read More)
 
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Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
Phineas J. Caruthers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440530623.  Daedalus Item Code: 33061
 
Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader; in this book you have the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. With ... (Read More)
 
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Uncommon Courtesy: The Basics of Good Behavior for a Badly Behaved World
Jennifer M. Wood.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512032.  Daedalus Item Code: 34271
 
When did crass become commonplace? In a world that's more likely to flip the bird than hold the door, Jennifer Wood gives us this little book—the literary equivalent of the short slap to the back of ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Railway
Jack Simmons.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500288108.  Daedalus Item Code: 41324
 
Britain's national railway system remains in many ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the entire social, economic, and intellectual fabric of Britain; influenced ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A–Z Reefer Reference
Will B. High.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440506451.  Daedalus Item Code: 30243
 
There's more to marijuana than smoking it, says dedicated aficionado "Will B. High," who here describes a remarkably diverse marijuana culture in more than 800 entries, covering everything from ... (Read More)
 
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The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
Danny Danziger & Mark McCrum.
Publisher: Hyperion/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615238118.  Daedalus Item Code: 42279
 
The world is full of whatchamacallits—from the little groove that runs between your nose and mouth to the little plastic sleeve that ends your shoelace, from the seed-like bits on a strawberry to the ... (Read More)
 
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