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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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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition
Ben Schott.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848549104.  Daedalus Item Code: 43996
 
Giving us another delightful schott of intellectual wit, Ben Schott—master of miscellanies and almanacs, as well as an ace book designer—here collects those things that there "ought to be a German ... (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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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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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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Tim Hunkin's The Rudiments of Wisdom: An A–Z of Random Peculiar and Fascinating Facts
Tim Hunkin.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853757273.  Daedalus Item Code: 41615
 
How does hypnosis work? What is chocolate really made of? And what do crocodiles eat for lunch? Rediscovered and revivified here in color, this is a collection of 125 entertaining and off-the-wall ... (Read More)
 
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Toponymity: An Atlas of Words
John Bemelmans Marciano.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193707.  Daedalus Item Code: 31926
 
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've also taken from Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we ... (Read More)
 
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Toujours Tingo: More Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World
Adam Jacot de Boinod.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780140515862.  Daedalus Item Code: 32352
 
Poring over foreign dictionaries for the BBC program Q1, Adam Jacot de Boinod found that there are words in other languages that beautifully describe things for which English has no equivalent ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464482.  Daedalus Item Code: 43949
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (Read More)
 
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