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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 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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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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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Now that typewriters have been replaced by computers in the workplace, at home, and even in writers' studies, a strange thing is happening: typewriters have been staging a comeback, as a new ...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 full of origins, ... (Read More)
 
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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants
The Oatmeal.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781449427702.  Daedalus Item Code: 61094
 
Following up How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, TheOatmeal.com's Matt Inman presents this second cartoon collection of animal-themed wrongness. Among the 50 comic stories here ... (Read More)
 
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The World's Oldest Joke Book: Hundreds of Hilariously Terrible Ancient Jokes
Dan Crompton.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402261213.  Daedalus Item Code: 61924
 
Their endeavors in philosophy and logic notwithstanding, the ancient Greeks and Romans also loved a good fart joke. This collection of truly old humor—originally published in Britain as A Funny ... (Read More)
 
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Yes Please
Amy Poehler.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447283287.  Daedalus Item Code: 62463
 
She's been Hillary Clinton to Tiny Fey's Sarah Palin; she was the co-anchor (with Fey and later Seth Meyers) of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update until the week she delivered her first ... (Read More)
 
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