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Scott's Last Expedition
Steve Parker.
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780565092870.  Daedalus Item Code: 42004
 
In November 1910, Robert Falcon Scott set off on the greatest quest of the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration—to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. The author of Peacocks, Penguins, and Other ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea, The Sea
Xenophon. Rex Warner, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026312.  Daedalus Item Code: 32339
 
Born in Athens in the 5th century BC, devoted to Socrates and a supporter of Sparta, Xenophon produced an extraordinary eyewitness account of the attempt of a Greek mercenary army—the Ten Thousand—to ... (Read More)
 
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The Search for Ancient Greece
Roland & Françoise Etienne.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300206.  Daedalus Item Code: 33633
 
Abundantly illustrated, with period engravings and reproductions of art, archival photos, or color photos on virtually every page, this book chronicles the excitement of rediscovery as works from ... (Read More)
 
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Secrets of the Freemasons
Michael Bradley.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402763168.  Daedalus Item Code: 44058
 
Over the past centuries, many books and pamphlets have been written about the Freemasons in an attempt to interpret the truths within its labyrinthine symbolic system and to expand on its seemingly ... (Read More)
 
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Seeds, Sex and Civilization: How the Hidden Life of Plants has Shaped Our World
Peter Thompson.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251706.  Daedalus Item Code: 51106
 
When speaking of the great builders of civilization, few people think first of rice, wheat, coffee, nuts, peas, beans, or olives. Yet man's relationship with such seeds has for millennia influenced ... (Read More)
 
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The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood
Ralph Nader.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062210647.  Daedalus Item Code: 33557
 
The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic, Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town ... (Read More)
 
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
J. Maarten Troost.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767915304.  Daedalus Item Code: 43519
 
Leaving behind his Western life for a South Seas island, travel writer Maarten Troost finds dolphin lagoons and stunning sunsets, and also relentless equatorial heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
 
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 50758
 
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai: Gateway to the Celestial Empire, 1860–1949
Stella Dong.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283638.  Daedalus Item Code: 43750
 
From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th, Shanghai was the place where the East met the West in China—the only modern metropolis in Asia and a sprawling commercial crossroads with Chinese, French, ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Modernisation of the Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781851272.  Daedalus Item Code: 42884
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for ... (Read More)
 
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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 42512
 
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (Read More)
 
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