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The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin
Rosemary Ahern.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451693249.  Daedalus Item Code: 29408
 
For a bibliophile, there are few things more telling about the book at hand than an epigraph. Those intriguing quotations, sayings, snippets of songs, or poems that appear just before Chapter One do ... (Read More)
 
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Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do
Michael Powell.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454910701.  Daedalus Item Code: 52049
 
How would you survive if one day you woke up and found yourself transported centuries into the past? Even if you have no intention of traveling back in time—other than in your own imagination—this ... (Read More)
 
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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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Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780871455.  Daedalus Item Code: 52332
 
An accessible and engaging tour of 200 key concepts that have helped shape our world, this book ranges across philosophy, economics, psychology, politics, religion, sociology, the arts, and the ... (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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Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
Susie Hodge.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590769.  Daedalus Item Code: 51835
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most important castles, including their construction, strategic advantages, novel features, royal ... (Read More)
 
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A Celebration of the Household: The Classic Guide to Running Your Home
L.G. Abell.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620877142.  Daedalus Item Code: 52124
 
Any parent knows that keeping a household in order is no easy task, nor has it ever been. Well over a century ago, L.G. Abell compiled a manual with hundreds of household tips, skills, advice, and ... (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 of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
Eduardo Galeano. Mark Fried, trans.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846147661.  Daedalus Item Code: 52499
 
Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of this fragmentary history from Lannan Prize winner Eduardo Galeano has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar ... (Read More)
 
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