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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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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel R. Wells's How to Behave: The Classic Pocket Manual of Good Manners and Model Behavior
Samuel R. Wells.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440556340.  Daedalus Item Code: 51937
 
Originally published in New York in 1857, this treatise by Samuel Wells—a noted phrenologist and an early promoter of vegetarianism—has taught thousands of men and women how to build and project a ... (Read More)
 
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Science in Seconds: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
Hazel Muir.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780871448.  Daedalus Item Code: 52374
 
Engaging and accessible, this is a well-illustrated introduction to 200 important scientific concepts, spanning all of the major disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146473.  Daedalus Item Code: 52721
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
 
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Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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Snark! The Herald Angels Sing: Sarcasm, Bitterness, and the Holiday Season
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781742702513.  Daedalus Item Code: 52442
 
In that time of year when we all spend too much, drink too much, eat too much, and have to smile falsely at people whom we only see once in a blue moon, wouldn't it be a comfort—or at least a ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
 
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (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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TIME For Kids—That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records
Nellie Gonzalez Cutler & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 50469
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 8 to 12 is stuffed with fascinating facts, amazing animals, and superlatives around the world and in outer space. Here you'll find extreme ... (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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