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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
Erin Bried.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345525093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42311
 
Having endured the Great Depression and World War II, they weren't called the "Greatest Generation" for nothing—our grandparents had a wide range of skills that are hardly universal anymore, ... (Read More)
 
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The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life
Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976348.  Daedalus Item Code: 42544
 
Ideal for the young adult preparing for a newly independent life—or anyone who needs or prefers to be more self-reliant—this little handbook offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 50 ... (Read More)
 
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The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless—It Does
Don Voorhees.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536687.  Daedalus Item Code: 43088
 
Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book, promises Don Voorhees in this follow-up to The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information and The Essential Book of Useless ... (Read More)
 
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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
David S. Kidder & Noah H. Oppenheim.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609614676.  Daedalus Item Code: 41164
 
Modeled after bedside books of prayer and contemplation, David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's original Intellectual Devotional offered secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment through a year's ... (Read More)
 
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Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Liz Williams.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843177135.  Daedalus Item Code: 42875
 
From the early Greek philosophers to the novels of Jane Austen, letter-writing has played a defining role in shaping our culture and our civilization. And while e-mails and text messages may be ... (Read More)
 
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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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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (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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Love Letters of Great Men and Women
Ursula Doyle, ed.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330515139.  Daedalus Item Code: 42876
 
From the private papers of Beethoven and Lord Byron to those of Anne Boleyn and Queen Victoria, this anthology collects some of the most romantic letters in history. Passion, jealousy, hope, and ... (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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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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