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The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary: Fourth Edition

Publisher: Merriam-Webster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780877799290.  Daedalus Item Code: 60448
 
This compact fourth edition of the Scrabble player's "bible" lists more than 100,000 two- to eight-letter words that are legitimate for play in North America—4,000 new to this edition. Main entries ... (Read More)
 
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Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times
Karen Dolby.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843179597.  Daedalus Item Code: 52405
 
Collecting well-known nursery rhymes along with some that may be less familiar (yet faintly recognized), this intriguing annotated treasury takes us back to our earliest years and those rhymes and ... (Read More)
 
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Origin of Everyday Things: The Amazing Anecdotes Behind Everyday Items from Aztec Chewing Gum to American Zippers
Johnny Acton, Tania Adams & Matt Packer.
Publisher: Think Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845250485.  Daedalus Item Code: 61292
 
For history buffs, science students, pop culture fans, or trivia mavens, this book is a lively compendium of origins for more than 300 sayings, stories, objects, phenomena, and superstitions that we ... (Read More)
 
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The Outdoor Handy Book: For Playground, Field, and Forest
Daniel Carter Beard.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781602392687.  Daedalus Item Code: 52149
 
There was a time when any self-respecting boy (and his father) knew his way around a small boat; how to give a wooden top just the right spin; how to make and walk on stilts; and the rules for at ... (Read More)
 
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The Papyrus of Nebseni: Catalogue of the Books of the Dead in the British Museum, Vol. III
Gunther Lapp.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714119564.  Daedalus Item Code: 34276
 
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan in the British Museum preserves one of the most extensive collections outside Egypt of funerary papyri, among which the greatest number bear texts from the ... (Read More)
 
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Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe: An Identification Guide to More than 400 Species of Mushrooms and Toadstools
Geoffrey Kibby.
Publisher: Philip's.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780540089369.  Daedalus Item Code: 40739
 
Beautifully, and more important, accurately illustrated with hundreds of color drawings, this book is a rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel R. Wells's How to Behave: The Classic Pocket Manual of Good Manners & Model Behavior
Samuel R. Wells.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440556340.  Daedalus Item Code: 51937
 
Originally published in New York in 1857, this treatise by Samuel Wells—a noted phrenologist and an early promoter of vegetarianism—has taught thousands of men and women how to build and project a ... (Read More)
 
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Say it in Indonesian (Malay)
John U. Wolff.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486244242.  Daedalus Item Code: 10204
 
The Indonesian language unites a nation with nearly a quarter-billion people spread over 17,500 islands. Both the traditional and Malaysian dialect of Indonesian is encompassed in this reference ... (Read More)
 
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Scottish Proverbs
Hippocrene Books, eds. Shona Grant, illus. Helen MacRobert Galazka, foreword.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781806480.  Daedalus Item Code: 52176
 
Ranging from witty ("A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse") to the wise ("You should be king of your word"), the tone, spirit, and way of life of the Scottish nation resonates in its proverbs. ... (Read More)
 
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The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India
Shefali Chandra.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822352273.  Daedalus Item Code: 51279
 
Examining the process through which English became an Indian language, Shefali Chandra rejects the idea that English was fully formed prior to its life in India, or that it was imposed from without. ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146473.  Daedalus Item Code: 52721
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
 
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