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Snark! The Herald Angels Sing: Sarcasm, Bitterness, and the Holiday Season
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781742702513.  Daedalus Item Code: 52442
In that time of year when we all spend too much, drink too much, eat too much, and have to smile falsely at people whom we only see once in a blue moon, wouldn't it be a comfort—or at least a ... (Read More)
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The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries
William McDonald, ed. Tom Rachman, foreword.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761170877.  Daedalus Item Code: 42701
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist as well as the obituaries editor at the Times since 2006, William McDonald knows a good story when he hears it, especially if it already has an ending. Here ... (Read More)
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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Jim Holt.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871407207.  Daedalus Item Code: 51338
The author of Why Does the World Exist? and a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, Jim Holt here traces the evolution of the joke from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the ... (Read More)
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Dan Barber.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204074.  Daedalus Item Code: 49424
The "first plate" is the way many of us were raised to eat, featuring a large cut of meat with few vegetables. The farm-to-table movement has given us a "second plate," where the meat is from ... (Read More)
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Timepiece Machines: Stories of Speed, Endurance, and Design (English/Dutch/French Languages)
John Simonian, ed.
Publisher: Tectum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789079761456.  Daedalus Item Code: 52498
Since the dawn of the industrial age, timepieces have been heralds of technological advancement as well as potent status symbols—particularly in the case of the wristwatch—for those who can afford to ... (Read More)
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Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition of the World's First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth
Mark Ovenden.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143128496.  Daedalus Item Code: 59569
More than simply a collection of historical and current maps from every subway, light rail, and streetcar system on earth, Mark Ovenden's book traces the cartographic history of mass transit, ... (Read More)
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Typewriter: The History, the Machine, the Writers
Tony Allan.
Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627950343.  Daedalus Item Code: 59518
Now that typewriters have been replaced by computers in the workplace, at home, and even in writers' studies, a strange thing is happening: typewriters have been staging a comeback, as a new ... (Read More)
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Webster's New Roget's A–Z Thesaurus
Charlton Laird, ed.
Publisher: Wiley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780470177761.  Daedalus Item Code: 33705
Known for its breadth, its focused utility, its grammar and usage notes, and its plentiful examples, Roget's Thesaurus is one of the world's most popular reference books, and this edition ... (Read More)
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Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field
Audrey Levatino. Michael Levatino, photos.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781581572414.  Daedalus Item Code: 59480
Women are leading the new farming revolution in America, notes Audrey Levatino; they raise sheep for wool, harvest honey from their beehives, grow food for their families, and sell their goods at ... (Read More)
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