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Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
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The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
Daniel Adams.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440573606.  Daedalus Item Code: 51930
Who was the first president born outside the original 13 colonies? Which American writer was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? And in the early 20th century, could you really buy a ... (Read More)
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Guide to Seashells of the World: Identification Guide to Seashells with More Than 1,000 Species Illustrated
A.P.H. Oliver.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781552979433.  Daedalus Item Code: 53950
Ideal for beachcombers, artists, and anyone with a fascination for seashells, this beautifully illustrated book is a practical guide for identifying shells from all parts of the world. The book ... (Read More)
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Hamlyn Guide: Trees of Britain and Europe: Over 1000 Illustrations in Colour
C.J. Humphries, J.R. Press & D.A. Sutton. I. Garrard, T. Hayward & D. More, illus.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753725283.  Daedalus Item Code: 52836
This easy-to-use identification guide describes more than 400 species of trees, many of which are common to North America as well. An illustrated key makes it a straightforward process to match any ... (Read More)
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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
Kate Ascher.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203039.  Daedalus Item Code: 53211
Although skyscrapers were conceived of as "cathedrals of commerce," they have increasingly been used as living spaces for millions of people worldwide. Having illuminated the wonder of our everyday ... (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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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315983.  Daedalus Item Code: 53284
Based on a BBC Radio 4 program, Mark Forsyth's Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you ... (Read More)
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How It Feels to Be Attacked by a Shark: And Other Amazing Life-or-Death Situations!
Michelle Hamer.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781602391918.  Daedalus Item Code: 53996
Most of us will never experience what it feels like to be attacked by a great white shark, but 46-year-old Allan Oppert here tells us exactly what it's like: "When I felt his teeth hit bone, I ... (Read More)
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How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to Metamorphose into the Most Learned of Thinkers
Nick Kolakowski.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440535307.  Daedalus Item Code: 51931
If you assume you need a PhD in Greek and Roman philosophy from an Ivy League school to call yourself an intellectual, you might reconsider your supposition. Feel free to envy the alphabetical ... (Read More)
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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451822.  Daedalus Item Code: 53954
If you no longer can name the capital of Chile or the names of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice; if you don't recall the basics of osmosis or the number of continents in the world; if ... (Read More)
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If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish: The Book of Yiddish Insults and Curses
Lita Epstein.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849544160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53286
Yiddish—the most colorful tongue in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell the putzes and kvetchers of the world to drop dead? In these ... (Read More)
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