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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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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 Classical Tradition
Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most & Salvatore Settis, eds.
Publisher: Belknap Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674035720.  Daedalus Item Code: 41825
 
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus’s sirens to an ambulance’s? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, misunderstood, and reworked by every Western culture ... (Read More)
 
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Cold Meat and How to Disguise It: A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening
Hunter Davies.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711232778.  Daedalus Item Code: 41250
 
Not only in wartime, but through much of Britain's 20th century, credit has been crunched, the economy battered, prices have gone up, and hopes down. Belt-tightening was the order of the day as all ... (Read More)
 
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Colour Oxford Thesaurus

Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198614500.  Daedalus Item Code: 43572
 
When you need just the right word (or you've used the right word once or twice already, and you'd like to mix it up a bit), this stout, palm-sized thesaurus is the ideal compact reference. Here are ... (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 Concise Animal Encyclopedia: An Authoritative Survey of the Animal Kingdom
Averil Moffat, ed.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781742522517.  Daedalus Item Code: 43441
 
Gorgeously illustrated with more than 2,000 animal drawings, along with hundreds of diagrams, maps, and color photos, this is a wide-ranging visual reference to the world's animals. The first section ... (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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A Dictionary of Epidemiology: Fifth Edition
Miquel Porta, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195314502.  Daedalus Item Code: 43577
 
The new, completely revised, and updated edition of this classic text—sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association—remains the definitive dictionary in epidemiology. In addition to a ... (Read More)
 
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A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons
Stephen D. Rogers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440528170.  Daedalus Item Code: 44070
 
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? It seems that the human impulse for language is so strong that it compels some of us to make up our own, and ... (Read More)
 
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