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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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Life Skills: How to Do Almost Anything
Editors of the Chicago Tribune.
Publisher: Midway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781572841499.  Daedalus Item Code: 64278
 
How do you gracefully pick up the dinner check? What's the best way to fix a clogged drain? And how should you really wash wine glasses? With step-by-step instructions and illustrations, this book ... (Read More)
 
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Loaded Words
Marjorie Garber.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823242054.  Daedalus Item Code: 64067
 
Suggesting that words are intoxicating, highly charged, and even dangerous, Marjorie Garber invites us on this exploration of language. Ranging freely through such subjects as Mad magazine to ... (Read More)
 
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The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (Read More)
 
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Mental Floss Presents Be Amazing: Glow in the Dark, Control the Weather, Perform Your Own Surgery, Get Out of Jury Duty, Identify a Witch, Colonize a Nation, Impress a Girl, Make a Zombie, Start Your Own Religion
Maggie Koerth-Baker, with Will Pearson & Mangesh Hattiekudur.
Publisher: Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061251481.  Daedalus Item Code: 63514
 
Go aheadóbe amazing. Who says you can't? Certainly not Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur, who met as freshmen at Duke University and parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of ... (Read More)
 
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Numberland: The World in Numbers
Mitchell Symons.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430605.  Daedalus Item Code: 52437
 
Compulsively readable and a veritable bottomless well of trivial facts and conversation starters, this book by Mitchell Symonsóone of the writers of the first British editions of the game Trivial ... (Read More)
 
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One-Minute Tips: Unclutter Your Mind: 500 Ways to Focus on What's Important
Donna Smallin.
Publisher: Storey.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781580176361.  Daedalus Item Code: 63647
 
Breaking down larger ideas about self-improvement into digestible "thoughts for the day," the author of Organizing Plain and Simple and The One-Minute Organizer here shows how a few ... (Read More)
 
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Other Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
Yee-Lum Mak. Kelsey Garrity-Riley, illus.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781452125343.  Daedalus Item Code: 69513
 
Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor in this little book, from tartle, a Scottish term for hesitating while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten his name, to ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Companion to Food: Third Edition
Alan Davidson. Tom Jaine, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199677337.  Daedalus Item Code: 63880
 
Twenty years in the making, the first edition of Alan Davidson's outstanding food reference appeared in 1999 to universal acclaim, and won a James Beard Award, an IACP Cookbook Award, and a ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349726.  Daedalus Item Code: 64022
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his bookówhich features 75 black and white illustrationsócharts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
 
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Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card gamesóincluding Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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