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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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Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History
Richard Shenkman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060922559.  Daedalus Item Code: 51316
 
Is it true that Queen Elizabeth I was bald? Were Winston Churchill's legendary radio speeches read by an actor? And did Lady Godiva really think that riding naked on horseback would lower people's ... (Read More)
 
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The Little Red Book of Grandmother's Wisdom
Holly Rubino, ed.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781626360884.  Daedalus Item Code: 52141
 
For newly minted grandmothers, practiced grandmas, and anyone who understands the true value of seasoned wisdom, this illustrated collection offers more than 250 quotes, musings, opinions, humor, ... (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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Mind Games
Michael Powell.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454910695.  Daedalus Item Code: 52217
 
From becoming a chess expert to deceiving a lie detector test, from mastering pain to enjoying lucid dreams, this entertaining and enlightening little handbook provides step-by-step instructions for ... (Read More)
 
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Mind the Gaffe!: A Troubleshooter's Guide to English Style and Usage
R.L. Trask.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061132209.  Daedalus Item Code: 51365
 
Encompassing words that are misused (amoral, effete, vice versa), misunderstood (fatwa, obscene, déjà vu) and commonly misspelled (Khrushchev, broccoli), R.L. Trask's alphabetical guide to correct ... (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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Oxford English Mini Dictionary: Seventh Edition
Catherine Soanes, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199692415.  Daedalus Item Code: 50765
 
The seventh edition of this pocketable gem—less than 3 1/2 inches wide—offers accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with more than 90,000 entries based on the Oxford ... (Read More)
 
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Oxford French Mini Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199692644.  Daedalus Item Code: 50764
 
This trés petit French-English/English-French dictionary—less than 3 1/2 inches wide—lists more than 100,000 words, phrases, and translations. Headwords and examples are given in blue, making ... (Read More)
 
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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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