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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Dan Barber.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204074.  Daedalus Item Code: 49424
 
The "first plate" is the way many of us were raised to eat, featuring a large cut of meat with few vegetables. The farm-to-table movement has given us a "second plate," where the meat is from ... (Read More)
 
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This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, And Other WTF Research
Marc Abrahams.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689750.  Daedalus Item Code: 54610
 
Thinking seriously about outlandish problems has yielded significant advances in science—sometimes. Sometimes, not so much. Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the humorous science journal ... (Read More)
 
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This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research
Marc Abrahams.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780743615.  Daedalus Item Code: 54611
 
The founder of the infamous Ig Nobel Prize here follows up This Is Improbable with another collection of the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly unlikely from around the world. Marc ... (Read More)
 
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Timepiece Machines: Stories of Speed, Endurance, and Design (English/Dutch/French Languages)
John Simonian, ed.
Publisher: Tectum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789079761456.  Daedalus Item Code: 52498
 
Since the dawn of the industrial age, timepieces have been heralds of technological advancement as well as potent status symbols—particularly in the case of the wristwatch—for those who can afford to ... (Read More)
 
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Tiny Hats on Cats: Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy
Adam Ellis.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781455558131.  Daedalus Item Code: 59563
 
An online illustrator at BuzzFeed.com as well as an artist and blogger, Adam Ellis was inspired one day by his three-legged rescue cat Maxwell and a surplus of construction paper. Since then he has ... (Read More)
 
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The Twelve Terrors of Christmas
John Updike. Edward Gorey, illus.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764937101.  Daedalus Item Code: 59369
 
Originally appearing in 1992 as a "Shouts and Murmurs" piece in The New Yorker, John Updike's "Twelve Terrors of Christmas" was later illustrated with the deliciously warped drawings of Edward ... (Read More)
 
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Typewriter: The History, the Machine, the Writers
Tony Allan.
Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627950343.  Daedalus Item Code: 59518
 
Now that typewriters have been replaced by computers in the workplace, at home, and even in writers' studies, a strange thing is happening: typewriters have been staging a comeback, as a new ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Fake Facts: Really Unbelievable...Because They're Not Real
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607105596.  Daedalus Item Code: 60488
 
After years of laboriously researching facts, verifying them, and then verifying them again, Uncle John's mischievous minions decided to blow off a little steam. Fake Facts is 228 pages of ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader: 23rd Edition
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607101833.  Daedalus Item Code: 60366
 
Filled with "Smartening Power Technology," this Heavy Duty Edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is your go-to source for history, blunders, humor, facts, and wordplay, including the secret ... (Read More)
 
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island: Volume 2
Floyd Gottfredson. David Gerstein & Gary Groth, eds.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781606994955.  Daedalus Item Code: 52039
 
"Oh, for gosh sakes!" Mickey Mouse is back for another round of thrills, chills, and epic quests in this second volume of the library series from Fantagraphics Books, a collection of daily strips ... (Read More)
 
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What's Wrong with Eating People?: 33 More Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles
Peter Cave.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686209.  Daedalus Item Code: 54608
 
When is a gin and tonic not a gin and tonic? Why save endangered species? Should men and women be treated equally? When does yes mean no? Are we more than our brains? Peter Cave's second book of ... (Read More)
 
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