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Endangered Phrases: Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction
Steven D. Price.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616082475.  Daedalus Item Code: 53985
A former staff editor on The Random House Dictionary of the English Language and the author of 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said, Steven Price here considers some of English's most ... (Read More)
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Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True
Elizabeth Berg.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062200440.  Daedalus Item Code: 51306
Both a primer and a writer's autobiography, this book by the author of Tapestry of Fortunes and Open House provides aspiring authors with ideas to stimulate their creativity and offers ... (Read More)
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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World Domination, Which Religion Offers the Best Afterlife, Alien Pickup Lines, and the Secret Recipe for Gettin' Laid Lemonade
Doogie Horner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061826603.  Daedalus Item Code: 44332
According to book designer and stand-up comic Doogie Horner (host of The Ministry of Secret Jokes), everything—absolutely everything—in the seemingly random universe can be connected, ... (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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Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
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The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
Daniel Adams.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440573606.  Daedalus Item Code: 51930
Who was the first president born outside the original 13 colonies? Which American writer was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? And in the early 20th century, could you really buy a ... (Read More)
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Hamlyn Guide: Trees of Britain and Europe: Over 1000 Illustrations in Colour
C.J. Humphries, J.R. Press & D.A. Sutton. I. Garrard, T. Hayward & D. More, illus.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753725283.  Daedalus Item Code: 52836
This easy-to-use identification guide describes more than 400 species of trees, many of which are common to North America as well. An illustrated key makes it a straightforward process to match any ... (Read More)
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Hew, Screw, and 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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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315983.  Daedalus Item Code: 53284
Based on a BBC Radio 4 program, Mark Forsyth's Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you ... (Read More)
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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451822.  Daedalus Item Code: 53954
If you no longer can name the capital of Chile or the names of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice; if you don't recall the basics of osmosis or the number of continents in the world; if ... (Read More)
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If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish: The Book of Yiddish Insults and Curses
Lita Epstein.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849544160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53286
Yiddish—the most colorful tongue in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell the putzes and kvetchers of the world to drop dead? In these ... (Read More)
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