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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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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: 50059
 
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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How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases
Christopher J. Moore.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408986.  Daedalus Item Code: 59073
 
Oscar Wilde once said the British have "everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." After all, even fluent English speakers can be at sixes and sevens when told to pick ... (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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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250013941.  Daedalus Item Code: 44110
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (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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The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
Nicholas Ostler.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31932
 
The author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler here portrays English as the last in a long line of lingua ... (Read More)
 
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The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Jack Lynch.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717009.  Daedalus Item Code: 31909
 
In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate, politicize, or otherwise organize the way we speak. English professor and Samuel Johnson scholar ... (Read More)
 
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Love Letters of Great Men and Women
Ursula Doyle, ed.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330515139.  Daedalus Item Code: 42876
 
From the private papers of Beethoven and Lord Byron to those of Anne Boleyn and Queen Victoria, this anthology collects some of the most romantic letters in history. Passion, jealousy, hope, and ... (Read More)
 
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