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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374183295.  Daedalus Item Code: 33137
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time
Daniel S. Burt.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062683.  Daedalus Item Code: 40664
 
From William Shakespeare to Marcel Proust, and from Jane Austen to Anton Chekhov, this survey of the greatest writers of all time has enough tried-and-true classics to please any traditionalist. ... (Read More)
 
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The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
Ed Koch. Gregg Stebben & Jason Katzman, eds.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781616083724.  Daedalus Item Code: 30825
 
"I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them," former New York mayor Ed Koch famously quipped, and here he pilots a book full of such Big Apple chutzpah, refreshingly blunt observations, and eloquent ... (Read More)
 
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Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 40629
 
Don't you wish now that you'd paid more attention in math class? Particularly when you're trying to calculate a fair tip or the discounted price on a new washer and dryer, or compute the odds that ... (Read More)
 
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More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic
Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780061998799.  Daedalus Item Code: 40723
 
The creators of ShowMeNow.com here offer their second king-sized compendium of how-tos and what-to-dos, from improvised floor-buffing with a tennis ball on a stick to getting married in a ... (Read More)
 
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Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife
David Mizejewski.
Publisher: Creative Homeowner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781580111508.  Daedalus Item Code: 40886
 
Noting that many types of American wildlife are threatened by shrinking habitats, David Mizejewski offers tips on how to make your yard a safe haven for birds, butterflies, toads, bees, and such ... (Read More)
 
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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind: Revised and Expanded Third Edition
Sam Tanenhaus, intro.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312643027.  Daedalus Item Code: 41445
 
The New York Times has been gathering and providing reliable information on human affairs and the natural world for more than 160 years, and that enormous base of knowledge is crystallized in ... (Read More)
 
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus: Second Edition
Christine A. Lindberg, ed. Rick Moody, foreword. Richard Goodman, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195342840.  Daedalus Item Code: 36337
 
A delightfully written—dare we say browsable—reference, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus provides more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, with copious real-life example ... (Read More)
 
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Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionary
John M. Carrera.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452101644.  Daedalus Item Code: 41102
 
Presented in alphabetical order, as a "source for creativity in the human brain," this lovely little book is packed with more than 500 engravings that originally appeared in 19th-century Webster's ... (Read More)
 
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Prescription for Herbal Healing: Second Edition
Phyllis A. Balch.
Publisher: Avery.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781583334522.  Daedalus Item Code: 32773
 
This threefold reference guide features an alphabetical guide to more than 200 herbs, ranging from ginseng and St. John's Wort, to khella and prickly ash, as well as extensive information on 150 ... (Read More)
 
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