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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (Read More)
 
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Barron's Pocket Factbook: Natural History: Essential Facts About the Earth
Michael Bright.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780764135026.  Daedalus Item Code: 52084
 
A user-friendly reference book that can double as a brief history of the natural world, this little tome is full of color photographs, diagrams, and fun facts. The basics of geology and the emergence ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside Baccalaureate: The Second Semester: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
David Rubel, ed.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454901938.  Daedalus Item Code: 44106
 
Structured much like an actual semester of college—though without the parties and poor nutritional choices—this sequel to The Bedside Baccalaureate offers another 20 classes, grouped into four ... (Read More)
 
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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
Elizabeth Little. Ayumi Piland, illus.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385527743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42306
 
When Chinese shopkeepers tried to transcribe Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced "ke-kou ke-la"; it sounded right, but it literally translated as "bite the wax tadpole." ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures
Lesley Alderman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062074188.  Daedalus Item Code: 51651
 
Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... (Read More)
 
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Chapman Essential Marine Knots
Dominique Le Brun.
Publisher: Hearst.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588168740.  Daedalus Item Code: 52055
 
In essence a scaled-down coffee-table book on the subject of knots, this handsome little volume presents every knot a boater needs—how to make it and why to use it—paired with a full-page ... (Read More)
 
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Anita Silvey.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596437081.  Daedalus Item Code: 42464
 
Part almanac—with entries on writers, illustrators, books, and publishers—and part reader's guide to some of the best children's literature and picture books ever produced, this book from former ... (Read More)
 
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The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606521328.  Daedalus Item Code: 52211
 
This fun little book is a boon for former students who are now a little foggy on why Cicero was such a big name in ancient Rome. The author of I Used to Know That, Caroline Taggart gives us ... (Read More)
 
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The Complete Book of Home Improvement: Over 3000 Color Photographs and More than 400 Projects
Julian Cassell, Peter Parham, & Theresa Coleman.
Publisher: Covent Garden Books.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780756699512.  Daedalus Item Code: 41160
 
With more than 3,000 step-by-step color photos illustrating 400 projects—including altering a ceiling, building a wall, opening a new doorway, and installing a fireplace, as well as simpler tasks ... (Read More)
 
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The Cranford Companion
Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193059.  Daedalus Item Code: 31883
 
When Cranford aired on PBS's Masterpiece Classics in 2008, it garnered critical praise from all corners, earned a devoted audience, and secured Emmy nominations in nearly every category. ... (Read More)
 
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary: Third Edition
Paul Dickson. Skip McAfee, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393340082.  Daedalus Item Code: 41470
 
Originally published in 1989, this "indispensable guide to the language of baseball" (San Diego Union-Tribune) has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Paul Dickson mines ... (Read More)
 
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Dictionary of Accounting Terms: Barron's Business Guides, Fifth Edition
Jae K. Shim & Joel G. Siegel.
Publisher: Barrons.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780764143106.  Daedalus Item Code: 43221
 
This fifth edition of the popular quick-reference dictionary defines more than 2500 accounting, auditing, compliance, and tax-related terms. It covers financial accounting and reporting, managerial ... (Read More)
 
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