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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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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 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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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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The Knot Book
Geoffrey Budworth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780716023043.  Daedalus Item Code: 51096
 
Apply the right knot in any situation—one secure and strong enough for the job. Geoffrey Budworth is a world-class expert on knots, having created the knot identification method adopted by British ... (Read More)
 
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Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage
Paul N. Hasluck.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616086787.  Daedalus Item Code: 52138
 
Originally published in 1905, with more than 200 engraved illustrations, this handbook covers everything from the basics of rope formation to tying useful knots, splicing rope, working with cordage, ... (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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Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History
Richard Shenkman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060922559.  Daedalus Item Code: 51316
 
Is it true that Queen Elizabeth I was bald? Were Winston Churchill's legendary radio speeches read by an actor? And did Lady Godiva really think that riding naked on horseback would lower people's ... (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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