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Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day: A Book of Eponyms
Martin Hannan.
Publisher: John Blake.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843584162.  Daedalus Item Code: 43284
 
Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word "tawdry" has its origins in the fate of ... (Read More)
 
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Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
Erin Bried.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345525093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42311
 
Having endured the Great Depression and World War II, they weren't called the "Greatest Generation" for nothing—our grandparents had a wide range of skills that are hardly universal anymore, ... (Read More)
 
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The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life
Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976348.  Daedalus Item Code: 42544
 
Ideal for the young adult preparing for a newly independent life—or anyone who needs or prefers to be more self-reliant—this little handbook offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 50 ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arabia
Mary Beardwood.
Publisher: Stacey International.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905299942.  Daedalus Item Code: 41743
 
Featuring succinct articles and hundreds of captioned color photographs and illustrations, this panoramic guide for readers 12 and up celebrates the history, culture, and wildlife of the Arabian ... (Read More)
 
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The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless—It Does
Don Voorhees.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536687.  Daedalus Item Code: 43088
 
Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book, promises Don Voorhees in this follow-up to The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information and The Essential Book of Useless ... (Read More)
 
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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
David S. Kidder & Noah H. Oppenheim.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609614676.  Daedalus Item Code: 41164
 
Modeled after bedside books of prayer and contemplation, David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's original Intellectual Devotional offered secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment through a year's ... (Read More)
 
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The Intellectual Devotional—Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom
David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim & Bruce K. Young.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605299495.  Daedalus Item Code: 32618
 
In this fourth installment of the Intellectual Devotional series, Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with obstetrician Bruce K. Young to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and ... (Read More)
 
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Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Liz Williams.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843177135.  Daedalus Item Code: 42875
 
From the early Greek philosophers to the novels of Jane Austen, letter-writing has played a defining role in shaping our culture and our civilization. And while e-mails and text messages may be ... (Read More)
 
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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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