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Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionary
John M. Carrera.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452101644.  Daedalus Item Code: 41102
 
Presented in alphabetical order, as a "source for creativity in the human brain," this lovely little book is packed with more than 500 engravings that originally appeared in 19th-century Webster's ... (Read More)
 
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The Pill Book: New and Revised 15th Edition
Harold M. Silverman, ed.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385364089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43443
 
Since 1979, The Pill Book has been providing official, FDA-approved information on more than 1800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading ... (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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The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512643.  Daedalus Item Code: 43153
 
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite," said W.C. Fields, "and furthermore, always carry a small snake." From across the table and under the table at pubs, alehouses, wine bars, and ... (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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Rising to the Occasion: A Practical Companion for the Occasionally Perplexed
Edith Hazard & Wallace G. Pinfold.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565123298.  Daedalus Item Code: 42556
 
A witty cross between an etiquette book and a Boy Scout manual—the Chicago Tribune praised it as "a combination of know-how and savoir faire"—this little handbook has, since 1993, taught many ... (Read More)
 
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The Secrets of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages
Paul Lunde.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408113370.  Daedalus Item Code: 42724
 
Illustrated with photos, drawings, or reproductions of art on every page, this highly visual guide to codes and symbols from around the world explores coded information and how it has been used, from ... (Read More)
 
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Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences
Kitty Burns Florey.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156034432.  Daedalus Item Code: 43276
 
In its heyday, sentence diagramming was de rigueur in grammar schools across the country. Veteran copy editor and novelist Kitty Burns Florey learned the method in sixth grade from Sister ... (Read More)
 
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Sneaky Science Tricks
Cy Tymony.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740773983.  Daedalus Item Code: 40947
 
Since grade school, inventor and slightly mad scientist Cy Tymony has been finding innovative ways to use common items—a talent that naturally led to his Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things series of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003461.  Daedalus Item Code: 43015
 
In this entertaining history of the world's most ubiquitous language, David Crystal draws on a hundred words that illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to ... (Read More)
 
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Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
Phineas J. Caruthers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440530623.  Daedalus Item Code: 33061
 
Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader; in this book you have the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. With ... (Read More)
 
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Symbols: A Universal Language
Joseph Piercy.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430001.  Daedalus Item Code: 42723
 
From Paleolithic cave paintings to the Rosetta Stone, from the dollar sign to the little circle and dash that adorns our modern "on" switches, the author of Slippery Tipples, Are You ... (Read More)
 
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